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"In the Arms of France" — Cover Picture Photo by G. B. Luckey 

Prides of the Baltimore and Ohio, No. 4 — The Telephone Operator '. 4 

Relationship — Efficiency — Economy. An Address by President Willard be- 
fore the Veterans of the Baltimore Chapter, Baltimore, May 7 5 

A Message from Vice President Galloway 6 

Does Safety Pay You? 7 

The Capitol Limited u 

Extraordinary Interest in Saving Shown by Newark Division Engine Crew 19 

Western Lines Lead in Car Miles for April 20 

Why is an Inspection Trip? Random Impressions of the Magazine Reporter 23 

In the Realm of the Riddle G. H. Pryor 

Our Veterans — 

Toledo Division Veterans Hold Third Annual Reunion at Lima, Ohio. . 

Parkersburg "Vets" Reunion, June 20-21. F. P. Coe 

Martinsburg Auxiliary Clara McDonald Taylor 

Baltimore Auxiliary No. i Organizes Kitchen Cabinet Orchestra 

■ . Mrs. J, W. Baxter 27 

Baltimore Veterans — Hanson, Brown and Mercer — Awarded Fifty Year" 

Buttons " 27 

WonTi^n's Department — Edited by Margaret Talbott Stevens 

The Love Letters of D. S. Patcher — No. 2— Reminiscence 28 

How I Made My Husband's Overalls Airs. Thomas E. Arnold 

In Case of Emergency 1 Lillian Betony 

Let's Make Our Own Clothes Peggy 

Our Little Railroaders Aunt Mary 

East Brunswick Girls and Boys Send Greetings to All the Children in 

the Baltimore and Ohio Family, ... 

Our Baltimore and Ohio Freight Yards. Raymond Hollar 

Our Flag . John R. Bradv 

The History of the Baltimore and Ohio Oliver Smith 

My Little Friends _ Austin Cooper 

Our Locomotive ~ Raymond William Myers 

Miss Stevens "Writes of the Farewell Days of the Good Will Girls in America 
New York Terminals Turn Out Tug^ 'n Toots 'n Everything to Bid Good 

Will Girls "Bon Voyage" '. . . _ John Newman 

Good Will— A Poem ., Margaret Talbott Stevens 

Cincinnati Good Will Delegation Uses the " Best and Only " 39 

When the Goddes^s Was Forgotten Margaret Talbott Stevens 42 

" We Sail the Ocean Blue" Margaret Talbott Stevens 43 

A Consistent " On Time" Performer C. W. Dixon 45 

Safety Roll of Honor j^-j 

Among Ourselves ^.g 

Accurate Weights Insure Correct Freight Charges A. E. Day 76 

Pensioners' Roll of Honor .' ' jg 

Published monthly at Bait more, Maryland, by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 
to improve its service to the public and to promote a greater community of interest 
among its employes. Contributions are welcomed. Manuscripts and photographs 
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Circulation of the Baltimore and Ohio Magazine is 46,850 copies for this issue, 
our aim being to place it in the hands and in the homes of practically all English 
speaking employes of the Railroad. An examination of our advertising will show 
that it conforms to the highest standards. We do not guarantee it, but we believe 
that it means exactly what it says, and for that reason feel free to urge our readers 
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Prides of The Baltimore and Ohio— No. 4 


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For it pays to give good service — and 

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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine 

Published monthly at Baltimore, Maryland, by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, to improve its 
service to the public and to promote efficiency and community of interest among its employes 

\'oLUME II Baltimore, May, 1923 Number i 

Relationship— Efficiency— Economy 

.An Address by President Willard before the Veterans 
of the Baltimore Chapter, Baltimore, May 7 

Ox the night of May 7 at Moose 
Hall in Baltimore, after routine 
business had been transacted 
by the Baltimore chapter of the 
Veterans' Association, the members 
adjourned to the rooms upstairs to 
join their families, already assembled, 
and to enjoy the entertainment fea- 
ture of the program. 

C. W. Allen, president of the Balti- 
more chapter, made a happy intro- 
duction in presenting Mr. Willard to 
this big section of the Baltimore and 
Ohio family when he called him "your 
friend and president." And Mr. 
Willard, in beginning his address, 
made pleasing reference to this and 
said that he was glad that he had 
been so introduced because he real- 
ized that he would be a poor presi- 
dent indeed if he were not also a 
friend of the employes of the Balti- 
more and Ohio. 

He expressed gratification in seeing 
such a well attended meeting and said 
that in view of the fact that he had 
not expected to find so many ladies 
present, he feared that his address 
might not be of particular interest to 
them. He added with a smile, how- 
ever, that it might be a good thing 
for them to hear what he had to say to 
their men folks when they were 
not present. 

Relationship — Efficiency — Economy 

The president chose to s])eak on 
Relationship, Efficiency and Economy. 

"Most of the trouble that we have in 
our human relationships on the Rail- 
road," he said, in substance, ' 'are due 
to misunderstanding. We do not 
get the other fellow's viewpoint. In 
our own very human desire to accom- 
plish certain things, we forget that 
the man with whom we are dealing is 
also human and just as anxious to 
accompHsh certain things he wishes, 
as we are. 

' 'But this very fact ought, it seems 
to me, make us tolerant, because if we 

admit that the other fellow is human 
and conscientiously trying to do what 
he thinks is best, we will be the more 
ready to give and take — to a ^ree that 
as we are sure there is merit on our 
side, so also there probably is on his. 

' 'We men on the Railroad, of what- 
ever position, are not essentially 
diflferent as human beings. We all 
have our pleasures and sorrows, our 
good da>'s and our bad, and when an 
officer is feeling out of sorts, it may 
be for exactly the same reason that an 
engineer or any other employe is out 
of sorts — he may for instance, have 
eaten a soggy and indigestible bottom 
crust of a piece of pie. That was not 
infrequently my experience when as 
an engmeer I lived in boarding houses 
away from home. Of course (and 
here Mr. Willard smiled broadly as 
he gave a sweeping glance of the 
women folks seated in the front of 
the room), such a thing could not 
happen with a pie cooked by a rail- 
road man's wife. 

"Despite the fact that we some- 
times have trouble in our Railroad 
family, I believe that a majority of the 
]:)eople most of the time want to do 
what is right. And it is because of 
this and of the fact that I believe 
that a better understanding of our 
problems will promote our mutual 
welfare, that I want \'ou to know 
some of the responsibilities which go 
with the handling of the business of 
the Baltimore and Ohio. 

Every Day We Must Pay — 

' 'Did you know that every day the 
Baltimore and Ohio must pay 865,000 
in interest on its bonds and other 
obligations. It must pay it in the 
same way that you must pay interest 
on your house mortgage if you happen 
to have one. And unlike those em- 
])loyes who are bu>-ing homes through 
our Relief Department, it is not 
possible for us, in case of business 
trouble or other vmtoward event, to 

secure a postponernent of these pay- 
ments — we must have the ready 
monev when it is due. 

"Did you know that it costs the 
Baltimore and Ohio S20.0C0 every 
day for taxes"' It does — and I need 
not remind you that Uncle Sam does 
not wait for his tax payments. 

' 'Did you know that the Baltimore 
and Ohio rents so many tracks, 
buildings and other property which 
it needs to handle its Imsiness that it 
costs us $15,000 a day to pay for 
these rentals 

"Did you know that our bill for 
coal burned on the Railroad every 
dt^y amounts to $60,000' 

' 'Yes, it costs us $160,000 a day to 
pay for just these four items. And 
twice as great as these is oux ]3ayroll. 
which now costs us — before an\- other 
bill is paid — about S3 20.000 each day. 

Lack of Understanding is Most Costly 

■ 'This question of the financial 
responsibility which is constantly 
facing the Management of our Rail- 
road, makes me think of the strike 
which we went through last summer 
and which I did not expect to sa\- 
anything about. But I do want to 
remind you of one thing in connec- 
tion with it, one thing that I men- 
tioned at a meeting similar to this 
before the Martinsburg Veterans 
se\'eral months'^"' ago. The strike 
start'^d on July i and there was no 
time, between then and the time the 
strike was terminated in September at 
which the Baltimore and Ohio would 
not have been willing and glad to make 
the same settlement with its men which 
it eventually did make. 

"The Company lost. I suppose, 
upwards of ten or twelve million 
dollars. The men on strike lost be- 
tween six aid se\'e.i million dollars in 
wages unearned. The property suf- 
fered from improper upkeep and other 
things which it would lie hard to put 
a price on. We lost Vjusiness which 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 192 j 

it had cost us a good deal of money 
and effort to secure. 

' 'I am not complaining. The Bal- 
timore and Ohio was glad to make the 
settlement and it made it in good 
faith and the Company is willmg to 

' 'Of course, during a number of 
weeks following the settlement of the 
strike things were not altogether 
pleasant in some of our shops. But I 
am very glad to say that it is now 
apparent that the men entered into 
the agreement with us in good faith 
also, and I doubt if there has ever 
been a similar agreement lived up to 
on the Baltimore and Ohio in the 
same good spirit and with tii ually 
good results as has this one. 

"It seems to me that thi.= .-lu \\ ^ 
that the settlement was just aii(< fair 
to all concerned and I hope that this 
fact is an indication that we have 
entered upon an era of peace aim 
good feeHng which will continue to 
make us a happy and prosperous 
Railroad family.' ' 

Mr. Willard said that the Manage 
ment of the Baltimore and Ohio had 
been criticised in some quarters be- 
cause of the kind of settlement that 
was made, but that he felt, and the 
other officers of the Comjmny also felt, 
that the adjustment of this question 
that was reached last September was 
equitable and fair, and that the re- 
sults since then had justified this 

^ He expressed his gratification that 
the work of our shopmen since the 
settlement had been efficient and in- 
dicated their real interest in the 
Baltimore and Ohio, and he said he 
felt sure that this loyal attitude 

would continue. And he urged that 
it be remembered that it is the 
business of the men themselves, the 
men who actually do the work on 
the Railroad, to show that under 
the Baltimore and Ohio plan our 
Railroad can be operated just as 
efficiently and economically — and 
even more so — than other railroads. 
He said it was their plan as much as 
it was the Management's and that 
none could relieve them of the re- 
sponsibility of proving that it was the 
best plan for all concerned. 

He stated that the Railroad pays 
fair wages and pays them in real 
money and that it was certainly not 
unreasonable to expect a fair day's 
work and not counterfeit work in 


In introducing the subject of effi- 
ciency, which, he admitted, had come 
into bad repute on account of mis- 
interpretation and misapplication i i 
many ways, Mr. Willard gave a con- 
crete example to illustrate just ex- 
actly what efficiency means. 

He said that Frederick Winslow 
Tavlor, sometimes called the "Father 
of Efficiency' ' made a study of the 
work of a bricklayer. He found that 
as the hodcarrier brought the bricks 
to the place the bricklayer was work- 
ing, he dumped them out of his hod on 
the platform at his feet. Mr. Tay- 
lor's study showed that it took as 
long to reach down, pick up and lift 
the brick to its place in the wall as it 
did to put it into the mortar and pro- 
perly lay it, and he had an adjust- 
able, steel platform made which 
could be handily moved up to the 
rising levels of the wall and which 

obviated the necessity of the brick- 
layer stooping to pick up the brick. 
The result was that with the new de- 
vice the bricklayer was able to lay 
twice as many bricks in a day's time 
as previously, and with actually less 
physical effort. 

Another illustration was given 
from the experience of Harrington 
Emerson, who has made some effi- 
ciency studies on the Baltimore and 

Mr. Emerson went into a shop to 
see if he could bring about improve- 
ments in working methods. He ap- 
proached a man operating a lathe 
and was promptly informed by the 
foreman that the man was a 100 per 
cent, mechanic and that his work 
could not be improved upon. 

So Mr. Emerson watched the 
operation he was doing, the turning 
of a heavy piece of steel, and dis- 
covered that in the 3 2 minutes which 
the operation took, the man seemed, 
as the foreman had said, to do the 
job perfectly. 

But the interesting discovery was 
yet to be made. The steel bar was 
too heavy to lift out by hand and it 
took the operator just 14 minutes to 
get the differential pulley which he 
needed for raising it. Also the piece 
of steel was a finely finished one and 
the differential grip had sharp hooks 
on it which might have injured the 
polished surface. And it took the 
mechanic 8 minutes more to secure 
soft pads to insert between hooks and 
steel, to prevent the piece from being 

It was then reasonable to point out 
that had the differential pulley been 
rigged conveniently over the machine 
or near it, and the pads or some other 
similar device been handy, about 22- 
minutes could have been saved. There 
was no reason on the mechanic's 
part for wanting to waste this time. 
It would not have been a bit harder 
for him to have applied the 22 minu- 
tes to the turning out of another 
similar piece of steel and so increase' 
his production. 

The illustration shows that it is 
the duty of Management to see that 
men are supplied with proper facili- 
ties for doing their work efficiently. 

Motion Picture Studies 

Mr. Willard then referred to Dr. 
Shattuck, and the lecture on the 
Canadian Rockies which he has been 
delivering before various of the 
Veterans' Chapters, and said with a 
smile that he had received letters 
inquiring why Dr. Shattuck was 
giving these lectures and intimating 
that there certainly "must be some- 
thing back of it" and "What is the 
Company trying to put over on us?" 

I A Message from Vice Presi- | 

I dent Galloway | 

I The increase in the Average Miles per car per day on the j 

I Baltimore and Ohio, is not only gratifying, but reflects a situation j 

f that makes it clear that the line is free of congestion and that the in- j 

I terest of all concerned, toward increasing the car miles, is counting. | 

j I want to congratulate the officers and men in the Operating | 

I Department for this accomplishment and to renew my confidence in 1 

j them that they will reach the 40 miles per day goal. I 

I The friendly rivalry between divisions in this competition is a | 

I happy situation and will win. I 

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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1923 


Mr. Willard referred briefly to Dr. 
Shattuck's wide experience in teach- 
ing geology in universities and to his 
recent extensive trip into the heart 
of Africa to make motion pictures 
of the savage pigmy tribes living 

He called attention to the wide 
use of the motion picture as an edu- 
cational device, in schools, factories 
and elsewhere, and said that while 
Dr. Shattuck was giving these travel 
lectures before our Veterans' Chap- 
ters, he was at the same time famili- 
arizing him.self with our Road and 
our business and trying to disco\'er 
without pre-judgment how the mo- 
tion picture can be adapted to im- 
prove our methods. How, for in- 
stance, it can possibly show an 
economical car movement in a great 
terminal or a wasteful process in 
the sho]js or an unscientific handling 
of any job on the Railroad, be it on 
train or track, in shop or office. 

Bearing in mind again the large 
number of ladies in the audience, he 
mentioned the efficiency of the 
modern apartment kitchen for cook- 
ing pvirposes as compared with the 
old kitchen of large proportions, and 
how much the housewife can save in 
the fonner by having utensils and 
supplies closely assembled, in con- 
trast to the wide separation of sink, 
stove, and tables in the old fashioned 
kitchen. And he spoke of the dining 
car kitchen as an appropriate ex- 
ample, where three cooks can serve 
from 75 to 100 people in an hour 
because of scientffic methods, and of 
the compact and handy arrangement. 

Here he told the story of a clerk in 
a railroad office who was reported 
by a supervising clerk as "loafing 
most of the time." When brought 
in "on the carpet" the boss put the 
complaint up to the accused and 
said, "how does this happen — you 
look intelligent?" 

"That's just what's the matter 
with me," replied the accused. "I 
am too intelligent. I do more work 
in five hours than the other men do 
in eight because I have studied my 
work carefully and make no un- 
necessary movements." 

An investigation of his statement 
proved him correct; he had every- 
thing he needed arranged in such a 
way that he did not have to make 
one unnecessary movement and 
naturally he was able to show quicker 
and better results than his associates 

"The point I am trying to bring 
out clearly, " Mr. Willard emphasized, 
"is that efficiency, as illustrated in 
the examples given, is not a plan to 
make men work harder or longer. 
It is simply a common sense method 
based on fair reasoning and experi- 

ence which will enable us actually 
to do more work with less effort, and 
so jiromote the jDrosperity f)f the 
Road, and all connected with it. 

Car Miles 

"Take, for instance, the sul)ject of 
car miles, which we are now laying 
great emphasis on in our oi)erations. 
The measure of car miles is the 
average distance which each freight 
car on the Baltimore and Ohio moves 
each day. In round numbers we 
have 100,000 freight cars and each 
day the total mileage of these cars 
is reported and divided by the 100,- 
000, to find out what the average car 
mileage per day is. 

"The best average car miles per 
day including bad order cars, made 
on the Baltimore and Ohio during 
the last few years, was 3 1.5* for the 
third period in April. For every 
mile increase in this average that we 
could make on the Baltimore and Ohio 
we would be increasing, in effect, 
our car supply by 3,000 cars. And 
since the value of a car is figured at 
five dollars per car per day, this would 
mean an increase in our revenue of 
$1 5,000 per day. 

" I have told our officers (and here 
Air. Willard smiled in a knowing way 
at General Manager Scheer, General 
Superintendent White and vSuperin- 
lendent Hoskins, who were seated 
near him) that we were going to 

* Note— Since Mr. Willard made 
this statement a new record has been 
made, 32.3 miles per car per day .in- 
cluding bad orders, for the week of 
May 1-7. A fine achievement! 

increase our average to 40 miles per 
car per day, excluding l)a(l order 
cars. When we do this it will cer- 
'tainly be cause for great satisfaction 
among the entire personnel of our 
Railroad (and I say "entire i^ersonnel' 
advisedly because there is hardly a 
man who cannot contribute in some 
way to bring about this result). 

"The man who handles waybills 
without error helps prevent mistakes 
and delays — and so increases car 

"The man who dispatches trains 
can take i)ains to sec that there are 
no delays — and so increase car miles. 

"The trackman can watch his 
track carefully, preventing derail- 
ments — and so increase' car miles. 

"The man who packs grease boxes 
can do this important job carefully, 
prevent hot boxes and resulting 
accidents to trains — and so increase 
car miles. 

"It does not require harder work 
on the part of the men. 

"It requires unceasing vigilance 
and care and nice teamwork among all 
of us." 

Mr. Willard tlien referred to a 
meeting attended by a large number 
of executives of various railroads, 
held in New York several weeks ago, 
when they decided that in an eflort to 
better handle the large lousiness being 
offered the railroads today, they 
^ould endeavor to increase the aver- 
age miles per car per day for the 
entire country to 30. And he said 
that it gave him great satisfaction 
when the rei)ort for the month of 
A])ril showed that this figure on the 
Baltimore and Ohio had already 

Does Safety Pay You? 

Study These Figures of Accidents on Our Railroad 


1922 . 


Killed Injured 
198 14,561 
61 ,S,4.Si 

Other Persons 
Killed Injured 




Ten Years of Safety Work and We Have Reiaced 

Fatal Injuries to Employes 69* 

Xon-Fatal Injuries to Employes 63% 

Fatal Injuries to Other Persons 59% 

Non-Fatal Injuries to Other Persons }, 

Safety Practice Has Not Deprived Anyone of His Rights and Privileges 
But Has Saved Many Lives and Preserved Many Bodies Intact 

Keep Up The Good Work 

— Safely Department 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ2J 

reached 31.5 for the third week, a 
higher record, he believed, than that 
made on any railroad in the east, 
with one or two exceptions. 

This encouraging statement was 
heartily applauded. 


Taking up the subject of economy, 
Mr. Willard referred to his previous 
statement that it cost the Baltimore 
and Ohio $60,000 for the coal which 
it uses each day. 

"If an engine blew off steam 
through the pop, constantly for 24 
hours," he said, "it would consume 
upward of ten tons of coal, and this 
would cost us about $30.00. 

"I suppose we must admit that 
right now at various places on the 
Railroad, at Riverside, East Side, 
Glenwood, Grafton, Garrett and 
other places, there are engines blow- 
ing off. Perhaps the amount of 
steam wasted in this way would be 
equal to 50 locomotives on the Balti- 
more and Ohio blowing off steam all 
day, or a waste of $1,500, which does 
not do a single one of us any good. 

"It isn't an easy thing to prevent 
the popping of steam at all times. 
It requires the best kind of team work 
between engineer and fireman — and 
having been both a fireman and en- 
gineer, I know that it isn't an easy 
job — it requires care and good judg- 

' 'But I want you to know that if 
we could get this nice teamwork which 
is possible between engineer and fire- 
man on all our locomotives: if for 
example we could keep up sufficient 
steam on our engines with an average 
of six scoops per mile instead of 
seven, if we could save just this one 
scoop per mile — it would save the 
Baltimore and Ohio 500,000 tons per 

' 'Now you will all admit that the 
more wasteful way of putting seven 
scoops into the fire box per mile, in- 
stead of six. is harder work for the 
fireman. And the reason why some 
firemen do this is quite interesting: 

' 'The fireman knows that the en- 
gineer wants to make time, that he 
does not wish to have his train de- 
layed — in other words that he wants 
to have suflicient steam pressure at 
all times. -And he would rather ex- 
ert the extra physical effort by put- 
ting on the unnecessary scoop of coal 
than he would endure the mental dis- 
tress of keejjing his steam at just the 
necessary pressure, and feel that by 
so doing he is running the risk of 
having a hole pulled in his fire and 
not having sufficient steam for an 
emergency such as a grade would 
mean. This shows the nice team- 
work which ought to exist between 

the engineer and fireman who, if they 
keep in close touch with each other's 
work, can get over the road on sched- 
ule time and still do s<5 economically. 

"Twenty years ago, when I was 
assistant general manager of the Bal- 
timore and Ohio, ties cost from 20 to 
50 cents. In fact ties were so cheap 
that taking one from a railroad did 
not seem like stealing and it was not 
uncommon to see them in use as door 
steps for houses clearly in view along 
the right-of-way. 

' 'We have already purchased the 
2,000,000 ties which we will have to 
put into our track this year, and we 
paid an average of $1.70 aoiece for 
them. You can see, therefore, why 
I hope that none of them will be used 
for door steps, and other improper 
purposes and that we should make 
every effort to conserve them. 

' 'We do not want to make a single 
saving that would make the opera- 
tion of our trains in the slightest de- 
gree unsafe! But I sometimes think 
that ties are taken from the track 
when we could have left them there 
with perfect safety for another year.' ' 

Mr. Willard then referred to a re- 
cent inspection trip which he had 
made with some of our officers and 
said that he had tried very hard to 
discover good ties which seemed to 
have been discarded unnecessarily, 
and that when he did so he said to 
his fellow officers: 

"Don't you see that tie there and 
can't you hear how it is screaming: 
'I am worth $1.70'?" 

He then mentioned a number of 
other ways in which we can make 
worth while savings on the Railroad. 
He said that it had been his experience 
on occasion to see a locomotive 
standing in a station with the sand 
leaking out of the sand pipe, and 
wondered if the engineer thought he 
was unreasonable if he scowled when 
he made this discovery. And he 
suggested the other side of the picture 
when he admitted that wastes are 
not always the fault of the persons 
who seem to be responsible for them, 
and that it sometimes happens that 
when an engine is standing still and 
sand is leaking from it, it is not be- 
cause the engineer is at fault but be- 
cause the sand pipe is out of order. 
And that is a story of responsibility 
lying elsewhere. 

And he added this interesting 
thought: If he scowled at the engi- 
neer under the circumstances cited, 
and, as a matter of fact the sand pipe 
was out of order, the scowl was due 
to a misunderstanding — just such a 
misanderstanding which we ought to 
try hard to avoid. On the other 
hand if the engineer thought the 

president a disagreeable person be- 
cause he scowled, it was probably 
because he did not know that it cost 
the Baltimore and Ohio $90,000 a 
year for engine sand. 

He used this as an illustration in 
support of his previous statement 
that most misunderstandings are 
cleared up when the facts are known. 

In concluding his address, Mr. 
Willard referred again to his first 
topic, relationship, which is, after all, 
the basic explanation of success or 
failure on the Railroad. 

"I have sometime heard it said," 
he began, ' 'that the men on the road 
don't care whether it is prosperous or 
not. Of course, I think that is the 
attitude of a very small proportion of 
the men of the Baltimore and Ohio, 
but I am using it as an illustration for 
this purpose. 

"When I first became connected 
with the Baltimore and Ohio, Tom 
Fitzgerald, the general manager whom 
many of you knew so well and re- 
spected so highly, told me some of the 
things that happened during the re- 
ceivership of the Baltimore and Ohio. 
He said that when a train came into 
a terminal at night, he would have to 
take the chimneys off the lamps in 
the incoming cars and put them on 
the lamps in the outgoing cars, so 
that the passengers could have light. 
He told me that they had to pull the 
spikes out of the ties on sidmg tracks 
and put them into main tracks to 
keep the rails in place. He told me, 
and I know and you know, that the 
Baltimore and Ohio suffered the 
same kind of embarrassments that a 
poverty stricken man would. 

"Now, I don't think that any man 
wants to work for an organization 
which is reduced to that kind of ex- 
tremity. It is human nature to want 
to be employed by a going, prosper- 
ous concern, to see up-to-date cars, 
and well constructed roadbed, en- 
gines that are working properly, 
clean, well painted buildings and to 
be working under pleasant conditions 

' 'The common expression of this 
feeling is often made in these words: 
'I'd rather work for Jones for half the 
money that I could get with Brown.' 

"Now a man does not have to 
work for less money on the Baltimore 
and Ohio than he does on some other 
line — for, as we all know, the rates 
of pay on the railroads are substan- 
tially the same. But we also have 
known many men during our rail- 
road experience who have been 
offered more money to go elsewhere 
and who have refused. Such cases 
are not uncommon, by any means. 
There is something about railroading 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, iQ2j 


which holds their interest, whrich fas- 
cinates them — which makes them feel 
that there are considerations other 
than wages, that enter vitally into 
the satisfaction which they get out 
of their work. 

"It is that something which is 
hard to explain, but w^hich never- 
theless is ver}' tangible, which makes 

a man enjoy working on a i)ro])erty 
where he likes the conditions and his 
fellow employes and respects his 
officers and what thev are tr\-ing to 

"And this is just the way the offi- 
cers of the Baltimore and Ohio feel 
about it. They want to work on a 
Ijropcrty where the s])irit among the 

people connected with it is ])leasant 
and good, where they feel that they 
are accom])lishing things, that they 
are giving the service which is ex- 
])ected of them, and where there is 
constantly present the reward of 
])eace, contentment and prosperity. 
"But this end cannrit be obtained 
( Concluded on (tu^c 1 1 > 

General Agent E. W. Hoffman, Cleveland, Ohio. 2. General Superintendent D. F. St;vens, Nort iwest District, Cleveland Ohio. 3. Superintendent 
R. B. Mann,_Akron_Division. 4. Superintendent A. A. lams, Toledo Di;ision. 5. S iperintendent J. B. Carothers, Ohio Division 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig2j 


a omDependahle 

SerDice to 

Chicago and the West 

Beginning Sunday. May 13th, the Baltimore and Oliio 
will inaugurate a daily all-Pullman through train, the Capitol 
Limited, from Baltimore and Washington to Chicago and 

the West 

Leaves Baltimore (Mt. Royal Station) 
Leaves Baltimore (Camden Station) , 

Leaves Washington 

Arrives Pittsburgh 

Arrives Chicago 

Leaves Chicago 

Arrives Washington 

Arrives Baltimore (Camden Station) 

. . 1.52 P. M. 

. . 2.00 P. M. 

... 3.00 P. M 

...10.40 P. M. 

. . 9.00 A. M. 

. . . -I.OO P. M. 
. . . 9.00 A. M 

. 9.58 A. M. 

The Capitol Limited is m answer to an ever-increasing 
demand for a train of utmost comfort, convenience and de- 
pendability between the South smd Central Atlantic Sea- 
board and Chicago and the West. The equipment of the Cap- 
itol Limited includes: 

Club Car, Compartment and Drawing Room Sleeping Cars. 
Dining Cars, Observation Lounge Car. Ladies' Maid, Valet. 
Maniciinst and BaiWr. Late editions of evening papers. 
Current magazines. 

Crfy TW^t Ofice — Travel Bareem 
Baltimore and Charles Streets PL aza 0400 


established 1827 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May rQ2j 


The Capitol Limited 

The New "Pride of the Baltimore and Ohio" Challenges Our 
Admiration and Loyal Support 

ON Sunday, May 13, the Capitol 
Limited, our new flyer between 
Baltimore and Chicajjo, made 
an auspicious start by completing her 
run, eastbound and westbound, ON 
TIME. The accompanying descrip- 
tion of the train, used widely for 
newspaper advertising, suggests the 
completeness and beauty of its equi]J- 
ment and the improved service it will 
give the public. The running time 
between the two cities has been re- 
duced to 20 hours, or two hours 
better than our previous best trains. 
The photographs were taken on both 
the east and westbound runs, and 
show some of the crews that were 
chosen for their skill in handling 
trains so that our passengers might 
have a maximum degree of comfort, 
courtesy and cleanliness. 

After Safety, which is always the 
supreme factor to be strived for in 
the operation of our trains, the 
Baltimore and Ohio believes that its 
passengers appreciate most the com- 
fort that comes with careful handling 
of the engine by the engineer, the 
cleanliness that comes with smoke- 
less firing by the fireman, and the 
courtesy extended by the men em- 
ployed in our passenger service. 
And there is not a single demand 
that is made by this train which 
should reduce the measure of these 
qualities one whit. The elimination 
of unnecessary stops, and quick en- 
gine changes at terminals have been 
the principal factors in making pos- 
sible the fast schedule, and our 
tracks are in such good shape, our 
power in such good condition, and 
the equipment is so substantial and 
well built, that the comfort for which 
our other trains have been famous 
should win an enchanced reputation 
through the operation of the Capitol 

On Time 

The editor of the Magazine speaks 
with no authority concerning oper- 
ating matters but gathered from h's 
talk with the officers and men on the 
initial westbound trip of the Capitol 
L-'mited, that it is the intent of the 
Alanagement to subordinate every- 
thing when necessary to the end that 
this train may run safely, comfortably 
and then — on t'me. 

At thi writing the performance 
already made by this train, both east- 
bound and \\-estbound, indicates that 
desp te its fast schedule it will soon 
have established for itself an even 

better reputation for on t'me running 
that our other through trains have 
made diiring the past few years. 

The fact that this train has a 
twenty-hour schedule between Balti- 
more and Chicago, both ways, and 
that it is an, all-Pullman train with 
every facility aff^orded for the comfort 
and satisfaction of its pa sengers, is 
not especially significant. There are 
trains on other roads com])arable in 
equi{ ment and running t'me between 
various points. 

The .significance which it is hoped 
the Capitol Limited will bring to the 
Baltimore and Oh'o and all its em- 
ployes s th's: For our Ra'lroad it 
sets an adm'ttedly new standard, a 
standard which we believe will not 
only be ma'nta'ned in a gratifying 
degree in respect to this train, but 
which will, immed ately, have an in- 
fluence upon every train on the 
Railroad, an influence which will 
make the standard of the Capitol 
Limited a standard by which our other 
trains may fa'rly be judged, and a 
standard which will be constantly in 
the minds of all operating employes 
no matter what trains they may 


At the conclusion of the initial east- 
bound trip a passenger stopped to 
speak to C. A. Mewshaw, trainmaster, 
Baltimore Division 

"Fine train," he said. "We (refer- 
ring to the two ladies and the two other 
gentlemen with him) expected to use 
another road ; in fact had bought tic- 
kets that way when a friend in Chi- 
cago asked us to try your new train. 

"We exchanged our tickets and 
can't imagine a finer ride. A man 
can certainly live on this train. iHe 
can sleep, he has every facility for his 
comfort, and my — how he can eat!" 

Mr. Charles F. Hall, of Minnesota, 
whom his friends called "Judge," did 
not bear this testimonj' alone, his com- 

panions interru])tinghim withremind- 
ers of this, that and the other th'ng, 
that made the Baltimore and Ohio 
a fine host. 

More Service 

Eastbound on the initial \.r\\) a 
mother who had finished her dinner, 
asked the steward if his car went on 
through. Sheshowed disappointment 
when advised that it did not and ex- 
])lained that her boy was on a diet and 
that he should have a si)ecially pre- 
l)arcd meal in her comjjartment at 
eight the next morning. 

"That is easily arranged," said the 
steward, and he took the order and 
sent it by the conductor to the steward 
of the diner ])ut on at Cumberland. 
And the little fellow had his breakfast 
as desired, the next morning. 
Emergency Car Repairer, Parts and Tools 

Going into the baggage car with 
Master Car Builder Calder, I was 
shown the great chest of neatly ar- 
ranged tools and extra parts carried 
•SO as to be immediately ava'lable in 
case of emergency. Also met the car 
insjjector, who is one of several who 
will ride the train for a time and who 
is chosen because of his familiarity 
with the car construction and its re- 
pair. Nothing seems to have been 
neglected to make the Capitol Lim- 
ited the perfect train. 


As might have been expected with 
^ew equipment, the train was scru- 
yjulously neat and clean. One would 
not have been surprised to see a 
slightly worn uniform here and there 
on the train, however. But one didn't 
see one. From head end to rear 
end the men on the various crews 
looked as 'f they had stepped out of 
the proverbial bandbox. New hats, 
new coats and trousers, new overalls 
and jumpers, everything was spick 
and span. 

And e\'en on the engine, where I 
rode from Cumberland to Connells- 
ville, first on the hel])er and then on 
the regular engine, theic were unmis- 
takable evidences that the shoes of 
engineer and fireman had had recent 
acquaintance Wtoh B'xby's Best. 
{Continued on page 14) 

Relationship— Efficiency— Ecoiio.ny 

An Address by President Willard 
[^Continued from Page g) 

by the officers alone. It takes all of 
us. Management and men, to bring 
it about, and that is the reason I am 
asking for your support tonight. 

"There never has been nor is there 
now a railroad management in this 
country which desires more earnestly 
to have a fair and friendly under- 
standing with its men than does the 

Management of the Baltimore and 
Ohio. With this understanding and 
with continued cooperation we can 
keep on improving our Railroad and 
our service, we can make jiroper 
returns to those who have invested 
their money in our property, and we 
can continue to share the friendship 
and good \rill which exists todav. " 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig2j 


'Read left to right. ' i. General Manager Scheer, Chief of Motive Power Emerson, General Superintendent White, General Superintendent Transportation 
Curren, Passenger Traffic Manager Calloway, Newspaper Representatives ; extreme right, Assistant General Passenger Agent Faroat. 2. Conductor Huffman, 
Brakeman Moran, Baggagemaster Baldwin, Engineer Ross, Fireman Rudy, Pullman Conductor Kildenfenny. 3. Assistant Trainmaster Keene, Superintendent 
Shriver, Pullman Superintendent McNabb, Assistant Pullman Superintendent Holman. 4. Mrs. King, ladies maid. 5 Newspaper Representatives. 
6. Steward Payne and his crew, taken at Washington 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine. May, [Q2j 



(Read left to right.) i. Flashlight at Laughlin Junction. Front row: Superintendent Beltz, Car Inspector Deems, Baggagemaster Hampton, Conductor Lane, 
Brakeman Shank, Fireman Allen, Engineer Qu'nn. Assistant R. F. of Engines RadcMffe, Trainmaster Carrol). 2. Crew, Willard to Chicago: Car In- 
spector Pence, Fireman Trailey, Engineer Martin, Conductor Peters, Brakeman Mullane, Pullman Conductor Kildenfenny. 3. Flashlight at Willard : Conductor 
McMahon, Fireman BeviUe, Engineer Smith, Trainmaster Angell, Car Inspector Colberg. Baggagemaster Black, Brakemen McClintock and Stone. 4. West- 
bound at Garrett: Baggagemaster Miller, Engineer Leek, R F. of E. Frazier, Fireman STiith. Brakeman Marquart. 5. Stewart Miller and his crew at Chicago 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ23 

The Capitol Limited 

iContin lied from page 11) 

The baggageman ^Yas old in the 
service and as much excited as when 
his first grandchild arrived. But he 
was not th'nking alone about his part 
of the job — he knew that it takes a 
whole lot of people to run the Perfect 
Train. So when I poked my head 
into his domain he said: 

"Just look at us (referring to the 
car inspector and himself) we've had 
the door open quite often and looked 
ahead towards the engine, and we 
haven't a trace of dirt on our faces." 

We were approaching Cttmberland, 
we were over 1 50 miles on the way, 
and so far as smoke was concerned, 
well, the train might have been 1 un 

by comrressed air, the ride had been 
so absolutely devoid of soot. 

Some fireman, that, and I am told 
that the same thing can be done over 
the entire route. 


If there was one thing about the 
inaugural ru^s of the Capitol Limited 
that was noticeable above everything 
else, it was the enthusiasm and, be 
it said in all fairness, the anx ety, 
that everybody felt. 

President Willard himself showed 
this as, having looked over the train 
as it stood in Mt. Royal Station, and 
ridden on it to Camden, he stood 
alone at the extreme end of the sta- 
tion as the train pulled out, smiling 
with unaffected happiness and waving 
a God Speed to the people on the 
observation platform. 

But he was only one of thousands 
M ho came to see and approve and 
applaud. Nearly all of our execu- 
tive officers were present at the start 
of the initial rtm in Baltimore and 
the same may be said of our people 
in Chicago. And all along the line, 
at stations, in yards and terminals, 
our employes were standing at van- 
tage points, with expectant looks, 
smiling faces and waving arms. There 
were groups of them peering over 
the top of board fences, standing on 
the tops of freight cars and congre- 
gated on the platforms. The word 
of the new train had gotten even to 
the watchmen along the tracks, the 
men who maintain a ceaseless vigil 
to guard against broken rails, slides 
and other dangerous conditions, and 
they were out with lanterns and flags 
to greet the limited. 


Read left to right.l i. At Martinsburg: Assistant Superintendent Faherty, Passenger Traffic Manager Galloway. General Superintendent White, Master Car 
Builder Calder, Special Representative of Vice President, Todd. z. Assistant Road Foreman of Engines Norris. 3. At Washington: Road ForemM of Engines 
Cavey. Trainmaster Mewshaw, Superintendent Hoskins, District Master Mechanic Galloway. 4- Superintendent Van Horn. 5- At Washington. Fireman Sulser. 

Engineer Tayman, Master Mechanic Fritchey, Road Foreman of Engines Cramblitt 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine. Mav, IQ23 


Trains Record Depends on Employes 

Employes by the thousands will 
continue to crane their necks and 
strain their eyes to see this latest and 
l)est passenger train on the line, as 
she rolls into their temiinal, or 
flashes by the little railroad towms in 
which they live and work. 

It is thetr train, the pride of their 
Company, and it will be a challenge 
not only to their admiration but also 
to their duty to see that its reputa- 
tion shall be untarnished. The 
utmost care on the part of the 
thousands who will have to do with 
the operation of the train, is needed 
to bring about this result, and just 
as a reminder, we call upon the fol- 

lowing emi)loyes to do llieir ])arls 
lovally and well. 

Mr. Supervisor and Trackman — 
Inspect your track carefully, see that 
line and surface is in good condition, 
bolts tight, switches inspected and 
everything in such condition as to 
avert possibility of derailment. 

Mr. Master Mechanic and Fore- 
man — Supervise closely to see that 
engme is ready to leave "Ready 
Track" ON TIME, and in condition 
to make a successful tri]). 

Mr. Engine Inspector — Make a 
specially careful inspection of en- 
gines assigned to this service — see 
that all work required is done and 
done well. 

Mr. Machinist and Helper — DO 

A )( )D jOH ; one llial will nut cause- 
a failure on line. 

Mr. Engine Preparer — See that 
EVERY part re(iuiring it is properly 

Mr. Supplyman — See that every- 
thing required is in its proper place 
on the engine when it is ready to 

Mr. Car Foreman — Make a 
thorough inspection of all cars, and 
KNOW that they have been properly 
cleaned, that all work required has 
been done and that they are in first 
class condition, properly supplied 

( Continued on page 18) 

(Read left to right.) Brakeman Arnold and Car Inspector Dailey at Willard. 2. Engineer Leek and Fireman Smith at Garrett. 3. Road Foreman of Engines Berg 
and Trainmaster Downs at Callery, Pa. 4. Engineer Murphy, Fireman Suttin, Conductor Stouffer, Brakeman Conwell and Baggageman Judd at Laughhn 
Junction 5. The train barber, R. Hackel 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine. May, iq2J 


Read left to right.) i. Division Passenger Agent Benedict, City Passenger Agents Cook and Corcoran, Traveling Passenger Agent Gleason, Gsneral Pass- 
enger Agent Brown, Superintendent Hooper. 2. Baggagemaster Earlson, Brakeman Griffin, Conductor Eden, Engineer DriscoU, Fireman Doty. 3. Group 
of Chicago officers and employes. Superintendent De Veney third from left 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, iQ2j 

The Baltimore and Ohio expects its high standard of dining car service to be emphasized on the Capitol Limited, 
It appreciates the enthusiastic teamwork shown by the Pullman employes handling this train 


I. Steward "Smiling Jack" Ward and crew, Chicago. 2. Steward Boylan and crew, Cumberland. 3. Inspector Jones, with Steward Carroll and his crew, Chicago. 
4. Steward Cragg and crew, Cumberland. 5. Pullman Conductor Davis and porters. 6. Pullman Conductor Long and porters 


The Capitol Limited 

[Continued from page jj) 
with ice, water and other necessary 

Mr. Car Inspector — Inspect all 
cars thoroughly; see that every part 
is perfect; if not, have it made so 
before you mark "O. K. " 

Mr. Coach Cleaner— Clean the 
cars thoroughly. Don't leave dirt in 
the comers. Cleanliness is impor- 
tant; the lack of it makes a bad 
impression on our patrons. 

Mr. Box Packer— See that boxes 
on cars are carefully packed so that 
delays will not occur on line account 
of hot boxes. 

Mr. Train Dispatcher— On YOU, 
to a large extent, depends the "On 
Time" performance of these trains. 
Have their orders ready for prompt 
delivery, when necessary. Give them 
the best of it — keep heavy drags, slow 
freights and locals out of their way. 

Mr. Operator and Towerman — Be 
ON THE JOB. Don't hold your 
block against the train until it is 
almost at your station, requiring it to 
slow down. If you have nothing for 
them, give a prompt clearance when 
called for. 

Mr. Agent — Have your baggage 
and mail ready. See that your men 
are on hand to load and unload 
promptly. Prompt movement at 
stations is essential. 

Mr. Engineer — Inspect yoixr en- 
gine carefully when you report for 
duty; see that it is in good condition 
and everything necessary on hand. 
COOPERATE with your fireman to 
make an "On Time" performance. 
Handle your train SAFELY. Be 
ready to start promptly when the 
signal is given at stations. Handle 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ2J 

the air carefully so that good stops 
may be made with comfort to pas- 
sengers. Don't jerk the train when 
starting and don't make "jarring" 
stops. Vice President Galloway has 
said that "The engineer who makes 
required time at minimimi speed 
excels as a runner. " 

Mr. Fireman — Keep your train in 
good condition to maintain a full head 
of steam. Watch your pop valve, 
keep it down. Don't make black 
smoke; remember that with observa- 
tion car on the rear black smoke wiU 
not add to the comfort of owe passen- 
gers, and . it wastes coal. While en- 
gineer and fireman each has his 
duties to perform, team work is re- 
quired to make a successful trip. 
Work Together! 

Mr. Conductor. — See that 3^our 
train has been cleaned; that it is 
properly heated, lighted and venti- 
lated and is provided with ice, water, 
etc. See that yoiu: trainmen are on 
hand to assist passengers in alighting 
from and boarding trains, that they 
-are courteous, provided with proper 
uniform, and neat and clean in ap- 
pearance. Maintain qmet in sleeping 
cars after passengers have retired. 
Remember that you are responsible 
for the train. 

Mr. Brakeman — Be on hand 
promptly to assist passengers board- 
ing or leaving train. See that vesti- 
bule doors are closed promptly when 
leaving stations. Be courteous in 
your dealings with patrons. See that 
your flagging equipment is complete; 
be prompt in going back to protect 
your train. Watch the heat, light and 
ventilation of cars and the comfort 
of patrons. 

Mr. Crossing Watchman — Keep 

The Baltimore and Ohio Twenty-Sixth Street Stores, New York, with their large elevators, offer special 
advantages for the storage of new automobiles 

crossings clean. See that all old 
papers, etc., are promptly picked up 
and disposed of. Papers and dirt on 
crossings "fly up" and cause annoy- 
ance to passengers on observation 
cars of trains running at high speed. 

Mr. Dining Car Steward — Remem- 
ber that no factor on our trains counts 
more toward Real Hospitality than 
the service given by you and your 
men. "Our passengers are our guests." 

Will You Help Celebrate Arbor 
Day in the Year 1973 

From the Dearborn Independent 

FROM its headquarters in Wash- 
ington, D. C, the American 
Tree Association is planning 
a national campaign to stimulate 
public interest in tree planting. 
There is but one way to become a 
member of the association and that 
is by planting a tree. The associa- 
tion hopes to secure a rmllion new 
members and have a million new 
trees planted in all parts of the 

This proposal is of unmense im- 
portance to the American people, 
because the forests of the United 
States are an essential to safety and 
comfort of life, as well as to agri- 
culture and industry. Forests are 
necessary to the existence of our very 
important and indispensable bird and 
game population. The life of our 
people is dependent on the soil, 
which in turn depends on a contin- 
uous water supply which cannot be 
had unless a sufficient number of 
trees exist to hold the rains and 
gradually release the water in periods 
of drought. 

The American Tree Association 
is calling upon the people to celebrate 
the centennial of Arbor Day in 1973, 
fifty years before it happens, by 
planting the trees now. Stripped 
of all sentiment the proposition 
still remains an economic invest- 
ment of incalculable worth as every 
one knows who has bought lumber 
recently. Lumber is vanishing, along 
with the forests. Our forests are 
being consumed four times more 
rapidly than they grow. The timber 
shortage has become one of the 
most critical and vital problems of 
today and whether you plant a 
tree on the lawn or on the street, 
that tree will be staving off a timber ■ 
famine as well as preserving the 
natural resources of the soil. One 
who plants a tree serves posterity. 
Tree-planting instruction is sent 
by the association for a two-cent 
stamp. It is worth two cents to 
say that one has contributed a tree 
to the beauty and utility of the earth. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, jq2J 




KittlD @ee. St. i@84, antess Qtbevwfse ordered. ^ 


Extraordinary Interest in Saving Shown 
by Newark Division Engine Crew 

Engineer Hankinson and Fireman Hobbs Especially Commended 

by Superintendent 

EVIDENCE accumulates that 
the "Stop That Leak" appeal 
made by President Willard has 
taken hold all over the system. In- 
stances have not been lacking for some 
time that employes in all branches of 
the service have seen the fairness of 
the request and responded with en- 

The other night the writer hap- 
pened to meet for the first time a 
division storekeeper from the line 
who was in Baltimore, and asked 
him if he saw any results of the 

"See them ?" he replied, "you 
just ought to see the cost of our 
materials given out for the first two 
months of this year as compared 
with the same months of last year, 
and you would know yourself. " 

Pressed for a specific figure he 
said that a conservative estimate 
for his division would be $5,000 
for each month in saving, and this 
in the face of a great deal more work 
being done in the way of repairs and 

The saving, he said, is being made 
largely in the utilization of old in- 
stead of new material. 

Foremen and general foremen are 
much more careful than ever about 
the material orders that they ap- 
prove. They first see if some re- 
claimed material cannot be used. 

A typical illustration was of a fore- 
man who came to the storeroom with 
a requisition for an item that cost 
new about $15.00. The general 
foreman happened to be there, too, 
and when he saw what was being 
ordered he said, "No, Bill, we won't 
get a new one now — there are good 
parts of several of them in the shop 
that only need assembling, and 
that won't take long or cost much." 

And Bill gladly complied and 
secured for the labor of an hour or 
so, something that was just as service- 
able as the new tool he had gone to 
the storeroom to get. 

So it goes in the shops. And the 
same personal interest is manifest 
by your train servicQ^ employes, a 
most interesting illustration being 
the one which is outlined in the 
letter of Superintendent ICruse, New- 
ark Division, which follows: 

Newark, Ohio 
March 16, 1923 

G. A. Hankinson, Engineer 
Newark, Ohio 
D. W. Hobbs, Fireman 
Newark, Ohio 
Gentlemen :- 

My attention has just been called to the 
efficient manner in which engine 1914 was 
operated by you gentlemen while engaged 
in handling relief train cleaning up derail- 
ment at Butler on March 14-15. 

The report I have received indicates 
that you took water at Mt. Vernon on your 
westbound trip at 4:45 p.m. on the 14th, 
worked at the derailment at Butler until 
9:00 p.m., when engine was laid up, again 
beginning work at 7:00 a.m. on the 15th, 
handling relief train vmtil 1 2 :oo noon before 
requiring water. Further, that in order to 
conserve coal supply, fire was maintained 
in engine by fireman picking up old ties 
and wood while the relief train was work- 
ing on the afternoon of the 15th— thus 
averting the necessity for going to Lex- 
ington for coal before returning to Newark 
with your train. 

The efficient service performed by you 
gentlemen is very commendable and 
materially expedited the handling of the 

Yours truly, 

(Signed) H. G. Kruse 

Cannon Greeted Arrival of 
First Train at Dayton, 

By E. L. Williams, General Claim 
Agent, Cincinnati, Ohio 

SEVENTY-TWO years ago a 
little girl stood down by the 
old cemetery at Dayton, Ohio, 
watching the first steam driven loco- 
motive arrive in town. That little 
girl was Mrs. Martha J. Stoner, who 
is now 84 years old and still lives in 
Dayton. Mrs. Stoner recalls the 
day well and says that there was a 
long wait as the engine did not arrive 
until one hour later than it was 
scheduled. However, when it did 
arrive it was greeted with cheers 
and the roar of cannon. 

The first railway train arrived at 
Dayton in September, 1850. The 
road from Cincinnati to Dayton was 
known then as the Mad River and 
Lake Erie Railroad, being chartered 
in 183 2 . The name was later changed' 
to Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton, 
and the road is now a part of the 
Baltimore and Ohio System. 

An interesting relic of the early 
days is the accompanying annual 
pass, issued in 1864 during the war, 
to E. Benjamin, Superintendent of 
Motive Power of the U. S. Military 
R. R. 

^ Health Hint 

By Samuel McNeil, Tax Office 

THE habit of wetting one's finger 
with the tongue in order to 
turn over papers in a file is 
insanitary and detrimental to the 

Sheets of paper can be turned 
over with ease by holding an ordi- 
nary rubber eraser betweer, the 
fingers, and pushing the edge of the 
paper in the same manner as is 
done by moistening the finger. And 
it's more sanitary. Try it! 

Engineer G. A. Hankinson and Fire Jian D. W. Hobba 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, iq2J 

Western Lines Lead in Car Miles 

for April 

Actual Record, Excluding Bad Order Cars ~ 

Eastern Lines 
Western Lines 

32.8 Miles per Car per Day 
33.3 Miles per Car per Day 
33.0 Miles per Car per Day 



Week Best 
Average Made 


















































































































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Week Best 
Average Made 

Philadelphia 80.2 

Baltimore |19.2 

Shenandoah 29.8 

Cumberland— East S 98.0 

Cumberland— West 1 85.1 

M & K Branch i 18.7 

Cumberland Total i 84.8 


Monongah i 21.5 

Wheeling ? 20.3 

Ohio River f 1 44.7 

Charleston f 1 19.8 


ConnellsvlUe * 44.4 

Pittsburgh ' 48.5 




1- 21-14 



5- 7-23 

6- 7-16 

2- 14-20 







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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ2J 

Left to right, I — J. J. Bayer, Agent, Pier 22 ; A. F. Roloson, Foreign Freight Agent; Archibald Fries, Vice President Traffic and Commerical Develop- 
ment; W. B. Biggs, Terminal Agent; J. J. Fabregas, Chief Clerk to General Manager. 2— E. J. Hamner, Superintendent, Staten Island Lines; 
J. L. Suesserott, Division Engineer, Staten Island Lines; 3 — Pier 21, under the Brooklyn Bridge, East River. 4 — J. J. Tatum, Superintendent, Car Depart- 
ment; G. H. Emerson, Chief of Motive Power. 5 — The "Pietro" who plays for the passengers on the Ferryboat C. W. Galloway, between Tottenville and 
Perth Amboy. 6 — Do you know him by his smile? 7 — H. O. McAbee, Secretary to Vice President Operation and Maintenance; C. I. Lowe, Secretary to 
Chief of Motive Power; E. A. English, Marine Supervisor; C. S. Stout, Secretary to Vice President Traffic and Commercial Development; M. T. Chambers, 
Secretary to Chief Engineer; C. A. Rausch, Secretary to President; 8, front row— Daniel WiUard President; G. H. Emersan; J. J. Tatum; back row— 
E J. Hamner; C. A. Rausch; W. B. Biggs; J. L. Suesserott; C. S. Stout; C. I. Lowe. New York Inspection Trip 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 192J 


Why is an Inspection Trip ? 

Random Impressions of the Magazine Reporter 

EVERY once in a while word goes out 
from the General OfiSces in Baltimore 
that there will be an inspection trip. 
To the inexperienced participant the an- 
nouncement contains a pleasant thrill. To 
the officers in charge of the properties to be 
inspected it means the assembling of almost 
every conceivable kind of data — transpor- 
tation, traffic, maintenance, mechanical, 
accounting — so that correct answers can be 
promptly given to the many questions which 
are bound to come up. 

One of these recent trips covered our 
New York properties and was exceedingly 
pleasant, especially to those who had not had 
the opportunity of making it before. The 
two days were spent almost altogether on the 
beautiful waters of the Hudson and East 
Rivers, and New York Bay; Spring had put 
on her most engaging raiment and the busi- 
ness of the port of New York unfolded a pan- 
orama of activities of consuming interest. 

The start was made at eight on the morn- 
ing of April 26, at the splendid 26th Street 
Warehouse of the Baltimore and Ohio in 
New York. This warehouse, a model of its 
kind, is doing a large business, its floors 
being crowded with merchandise of every 
conceivable description. 

Just across West Street from the ware- 
house was moored the staunch Company 
tug, George M. Shriver, the newest of the 
tug fleet and aboard it the party was soon 
cUmbing to be greeted by J. H. Clark, super- 
intendent of Floating Equipment, E. A. 
Enghsh, marine supervisor, and the crew 
headed by Captain "Andy" Bohlen. 

The party included President Willard, 
Vice President Galloway, Vice President 
Fries, General Manager Voorhees of the 
New York properties, Chief of Motive 
Power Emerson, Chief Engineer Lane, 
General Superintendent Transportation 
Curren, Chief Engineer Maintenance Stim- 
son. General Freight Traffic Manager 
Shumate, Freight Traffic Manager Rich- 
ardson, General Coal Freight Agent Walters, 
Foreign Freight Traffic Manager Couse, 
General Traffic Agent Murray, Superintend- 
ent Hamner, Terminal Agent Biggs, Division 
Freight Agents Phenix and Pumphrey, 
Superintendent Car Department Tatum, 
Commercial Freight Agents Riddle and 
Shultz, Foreign Freight Agent Roloson and 
Manager of Warehouses Morton. 

The first stop was made at Pier 22, North 
River, the largest miscellaneous freight 
station we have in the New York territor>\ 
The new and recently made records of 
business handled at this pier were evidenced 
by the activities on the pier, which was 
quickly covered by the party. A survey of 
the pier frontage on West Street adjacent 
to our Pier 22 was also made and the 
massed trucks waiting to load and unload 
gave some indication of the difficulties en- 
countered in freight transportation on 

Manhattan Island. Long lines of vehicles 
could be seen waiting for ferry boat accom- 
modations over the river and indicating the 
need of the new vehicular tunnel under 
the river, now well along toward completion. 

The inspection party then visited the 
Railroad offices at Pier 22, meeting a number 
of employes and surveying their facilities 
for handling the clerical work at the p^er. 

Next to Pier 22 was the great fruit pier 
of the Erie Railroad, the centre of the pier 
fruit business in New York City. Thousands 
of boxes of fruit were on display and indi- 
cated the importance of this business in the 
metropolitan area. 

The George M. Shriver then proceeded 
on down the river and around the Battery, 
and up the East River to Pier 21, where 
the party debarked and saw with interest 
the large amount of freight on storage and 
in transit at that point. Traffic officers 
stated that additional storage could be 
accommodated there, if the pier were 
strengthened, and arrangements were made 
for a survey of the structure to determine 
the possibiHties of increasing it> capacity. 

Proceeding on up the East River under 
the great bridges connecting Manhattan 
and Long Island, the old Brooklyn Bridge, 
the Manhattan Bridge and the Williams- 
burg Bridge, the tug crossed the river 
for a short visit at the Wallabout or the 
Brooklyn transfer station, where our Brook- 
lyn business is handled. An investigation 
was conducted here also as to possible 
emlargement of facilities. 

Further up the East River, after passing 
Blackwell's Island, the tug nosed her way 
into the Harlem River, which connects the 
East River and the North <. or Hudson 
Rivers and cuts off Manhattan Island 
from New York State proper. 

The procedure through this narrow and 
tortuous way was slow on account of the 
shallowness of the stream and low tide. It 
was here, however, that an excellent oppor- 
tunity was given to see how the Manage- 
ment studies the possibility of enlarging 
our facilities. 

Traffic officers stated the need of pier 
accommodations in this section to handle the 
rapidly increasing business of upper New 
York City. The stations of various rail- 
roads were passed slowly and at each one 
statistics were produced to indicate just 
how business of one kind or another was 
being handled. In other words the surveys 
indicated the business getting possibilities 
of our Railroad provided we secure accom- 
modations there. Difficulties of navigation 
were discussed with our officers in charge of 
this branch of the operations, the distance 
from Staten Island was taken into the 
reckoning, the expansion of this section of 
New York discussed and the strategy of 
establishing there a {xjssible business feeder 
for our lines, viewed from many angles. 

Listening to the conversation one could 
not help being impressed with the avail- 
ability of exact figures bearing on the 
question. Hardly an inquiry was broached, 
even the most minute, pertinent to the dis- 
cussion, which could not be immediately 
and exactly answered. And this statement 
covers not alone what possible business we 
might get in that section, but also the latest 
business transactions of other railroads 
having accommodations there. 

The same general situation developed 
later after the Sliriver had again entered the 
beautiful and expansive waters of the 
North River, when on the upper west side 
of New York City the party stopped and 
made an inspection of possible sites which 
could be developed with profit to the busi- 
ness of the Company in that section. A 
quick run across the river to the New Jersey 
shore gave opportunity to examine the new 
pier of the Erie Railroad located there. 

The trip around Manhattan Island had 
taken the greater part of the day and at 
4.00 o'clock the Shriver had landed her 

On Friday a hlllc mist enveloped the 
harbor and soft&ned and beautified the out- 
lines of the towering structures of lower 
Manhattan as the tug steamed down the 
upper New York Bay. She ran in close to 
the stupendous terminal development in 
Brooklyn generally known as the Bush 
Terminals. Here were vessels from many 
parts of the world using the modern accom- 
modations for loading and unloading freight. 
* On the New Jersey Shore,- over in the 
vicinity of our own properties on Staten 
Island, is the splendid new coal and ore pier 
of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, an inter- 
esting view of which was obtained from the 
tug. The great new docks owned by New 
York City and situated just south of St. 
George on the bay side of Staten Island 
were seen as the tug proceeded down the 
bay. Through the Narrows, past Fort 
Hamilton and Fort Wadsworth, p^t the 
summer resorts of Midland and' South 
Beaches, the latter served by our Staten 
Island Lines, the tug proceeded around the 
lower end of the island and came up into 
the Kill van Ki;ll, that narrow body of 
water separating Staten Island from the 
New Jersey Shore. 

One of the interring sights on the trip 
was here disclosed in a group of fifty to a 
hundred ships owned by the United States 
Government and lying idle at their moor- 
ings. It seemed a great pity these staunch 
freighters are now but the prey of wind and 
weather and suffering great deterioration, 
instead of handling the great commerce of 
the United States on the seven seas. And 
all because our government does not seem 
to be able to adopt a satisfactory policy for 
their operation ! 

The whole trip through the Kill van Kull 
was interesting because of the expansion of 
industries along both shores of New Jersey 
and Staten Island, and it was with a pro- 
(Concluded on page 80) 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ23 

4y G.Y[.Vvyov 

Auditor s^Disbursements 


All puzzles published in this department will he defined, as far as possible, 
from the New Standard Dictionary, edition of ig20. It is permissible to use 
both geographical and biographical words in the construction of puzzles, but when 
such words are taken from any authority other than the New Standard Dictionary, 
the name of such authority must be stated at the end of the definition, in paren- 
thesis. Obsolete words will be marked at the end of the definition thus — 
("065"). Variant spellings of a word must be marked at the end of the definition 
thus — ("var"). Address all communications concerning this department to. 
G. H. Pryor, Room 800, Baltimore and Ohio Building, Baltimore, Maryland, 
and mark the envelope "Puzzles." 

THE answers to puzzles published in 
the February issue are: 

1. Exhorbitant 

2. S T A T U S 

C U' T L E R 
T E D E U M 
R E V I E W 




E N I 







I N L 




G A 




M I N 












S I 





B E L D 




F U S T I 



G S 


Worse, sore 


F R 


T ] 









C L A M 



R A I S E R 



I S 

12. Cark, rack 

13. Malevolence 

14. Clamor, moral, roam, arm, ma, a 

15. Slot machines 

16. A grade crossing 

1 7. In the realm of the riddle 

18. Enraged 



S E N D E R S 
N E S T E R S 

9. Ratator 


P E 

R A 











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I C 

T E 

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T E L I C 

ORRECT solutions were received 
from the following: 

W. E. Madden, Grace Manning, S. T. 
Udent, Ben Franklin, T. J. Brady, Atlas, 
Primrose, Pearlie Glenn, L. M. N. Terry, 
The Major, J. F. Donovan, G. Hartman 
Pryor, Martelia, L. E, Phant, Comrade, 
Baltimore, Md.; Gem, Wick-o-cincy, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio; S. D. Evans, Winchester, Va. ; 
P. M. Pennington, Cumberland, Md.; Gee, 
Asheboro, N. C; Spica, Witney Crossings, 
N. Y.; Tunste, Joaquin, C. Saw, St. Ger- 
maine. New York, N. Y.; Towhead, Lafay- 
ette, Ind.; Ralph, E. Stroudsburg, Pa.; 
Mentor, Chicago, 111.; Dan D. Lyon, New 
Florence, Pa.; Gemini, Poly, Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; K. T. Did, Nypho, E. R. Woodson, 
Aluminus, Washington, D. C; Gi Gantic, 
Hopeful, Molemi, St. Louis, Mo. ; Delmonte, 
Richmond, Va.; Spud, Yazoo City, Miss.; 
Fred Domino, Corinth, Miss.; Emeline, 
Fairbury, Neb,; Jack O' Lantern, T. 

Hinker, Bangor, Pa.; Alec Sander, A T. 
Ourman, Philadelphia, Pa. ; Tom Crestmore, 
Johnstown, Pa.; Lateo, Hoboken, N. J.; 
Arty Ess, Scranton, Pa.; Kappa Kappa, 
Fargo, N. Dakota; Sherlock Holmes, 
Worthing, S. Dakota; Winkie, Charleston, 
W. Va.; Kee Pon, Maiden, Mass.; Arcanus, 
Eloise, Iowa City, Iowa, Jemand, Wilming- 
ton, N. C, and P. A. Butterwick, Telford, 

The prize for one year's subscription to 
the Enigma, offered by Wick-o-cincy for 
the best list of solutions to these puzzles, 
was won by Mr. W. E. Madden, Account- 
ing Department, Baltimore, Md. The two 
other prizes offered for best solutions to 
these puzzles (two six months' subscription 
to the Enigma) are awarded to P. M. Pen- 
nington, Crossing Watchman, Cumberland, 
Md., and S. D. Evans, 510 N. Kent Street, 
Winchester, Va. 

New Puzzles 



(Written on the B. & O.) 

An engine near at hand awaits 
To whirl me to the Northern States 
And as I leave the Southern land 
I TWO about our Mystic Band 
As pride with longing alternates. 

I think how Prim ONES in debates 
How Pearlies laughter radiates; 

Of Happy Thought I muse, Jemand 
An' N. Jineer. 

Life as we view it through the Fates 
Is but a journey with the dates 
Determined by Fortuna's wand. 
The time and way at her command. 
Demanding for the turns and waits 
An engineer. 

New York, N. Y. 

C. Saw 


1 — Ratio or porportion, 

2 — To free from fault, 

3 — Easily impressed or injured, 

4— Peculiar to a nation or locality; 
applied to a disease, 

5 — Death, 

6 — Ascends, 

7 — To impose a tax. 

Baltimore, Md. Ben Franklin 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1923 




Up on the eighth floor 
Of the Baltimore 

And Ohio Building tall, 
Beyond the glazed door 
There's an office corps 

Presided over by ALL! 
Baltimore, Md. Primrose 


1 — A letter, 

2 — Adipose tissue, 

3 — A city in Washington Co., Vermont, 

4 — Husbandry, 

5 — A slender prostrate branch rooting 
at the nodes, 

6 — A streamlet (Prov. Eng.), 

7 — To penetrate, 

8 — Eviscerate, 

9 — A letter. 

Philadelphia, Pa. A. T. Ourman 


Baltimore, Md. Atlas 

6. RHOMBOID (Defined by N. I.) 
Across : 

1 — A country of Central America, 

2 — A common garden vegetable, 

3 — A small ridge or mound of earth, 

4 — A tool for calking, 

5 — Salted dried apricots (So. Africa), 

6 — A pipefish, 

1 — A letter, 

2— Simple presence in, on, or by, 

3— A negative oonnective, 

4— Amidic, 

5 — A form of polite address to a lady, 

6 — The genus consisting of the spider 

7 — Made of oak, 

8— Whiba (var.), 

9 — A fabulous mythical bird of Arabia, 

10 — Therefore, 

11 — A letter. 

Yazoo City, Miss. Spud 


Baltimore, Md. S. T. Udent 


(Defined by New International) 

Across : 

1 — Disguises, 

2 — Robbed, 

3 — A messenger, 

4 — A port or small haven, 

5 — The letter D, 

6— A letter, 

Down : , 

1 — A letter, 

2 — Similar to, 

3 — A mineral spring, 

4 — The nineteenth letter of the Hebrew 

5 — (Med.) Scarlike, 

6— Easter (Obs.), 

7 — Early (Poetic), 

8 — The tamarisk salt tree of Western 
Asia and India, 

9 — A D-shaped object, 

10— At (Obs.), 

1 1 — A letter. 

Worthing, S. D. Sherlock Holmes 

13. CHARADE (8) 

r)f puzzle kinds there are many 
I like a FIRST best of any. 

Of vessels made of cheap metal, 
I much prefer a LAST kettle. 

When my work a TOTAL requires, 
Then I use one, e'en though it tires. 
Fairbury, Neb. Emeline 


Baltimore, Md. N. Jinecr 


1 — Meaning large, 

2 — Astir, 

3— A separate and distinct charge in an 

4 — A kind of type, 

5 — An amphibious mammal of the 
Weasel family. 

Baltimore, Md. Geo. McC Shamer 

11. CHARADE (9) ^ 

How many halves make up a whole? 

"Why, two, of course!" you say; 
Nay, friend, I'll teach you a new rule. 

And prove it, if I may. 

For instance, take this simple word ; 

A sound one 'tis, you see. 
Contributing to health of mind 

And true morality. 

Divide it into FIRST and LAST: 

Is each one half, say you? 
If so, that one half makes a whole 

I'll show you to be true. 

Perhaps- too, you were taught in youth 
That halves are always equal; 

Quite wrong again! at least I think 
You'll say so in the sequel. 

For if you take the lion's share, 
In fact the whole, for FIRST, 

Still some must be eked out for LAST, 
(And least, tho not the worst.) 

The whole sum of the matter is, 
Old rules are sometimes wrong; 

Yet it might not be WHOLE for you 
To practice this rule long ! 
Baltimore, Md. Happy Thought 


(Defined by New International) 

1 — Designating the linguistic stock of 
South American Indians, comprising the 

2 — Grave, 

3 — The east, 

4 — Var. of Niellos, 

5— Ages, 

6 — To carve, 

7 — A Roman weight, 

8— A letter. 

Brooklyn, N. Y. Gemini 


1— A small car worked by hand, 

2 — Weary, 

3 — Brave, 

4 — A safety-lamp, 

5 — Proclaim, 

6 — An expression of sorrow, 

7 — A letter. 

Washington, D. C. K. T. Did 

15. CHARADE (6) 

If we are not more heedful 

Disease will steal our health; 
Just as of cash when needful 

Crooks ONE TWO of our wealth. 
But whether poor or wealthy 

It matters not to me; 
For to be ALL and healthy 

Just suits me to a THREE. 
Baltimore, Md. L. M. N. Terry 

A prize of six months' subscription to the 
Enigma, the official organ of the National 
Puzzler's League, will be awarded for the 
best list of solutions to these puzzles. This 
" prize is contributed by Winkie (Mrs. Wm. 
Jones) of Charleston, W. Va. 

To receive proper credit all lists of solu- 
tions must be in my hands by July 5, the 
answers and solvers' list will be published 
in the August issue. 

Just between You and Me 

Winkie (Mrs. Wm. Jones, Charleston, 
W. Va.), is very much interested in this 
department, and to show her appreciation 
of the pleasure she has derived she offers 
as a prize six month's subscription to the 
Enigma for the best list of answers to the 
puzzles published in this issue. 

A. T. Ourman (Thomas L. Comer, Park 
Junction, Philadelphia, Pa.,) has sent us a 
nice bunch of ver; clever contributions, a 
sample of which appears in this issue and 
for which we extend our thanks. 

The time is rapidly drawing to a close 
when the splendid prize of a New Standard 
Dictionary, offered by Senior V'ice-Presi- 
dent Shriver, will be awarded. It behooves 
all the Baltimore and Ohio contributors 
and solvers to buckle down for one last, 
grand spurt on the home stretch and may 
the best puzzler %vin. 

We welcome to this Department J. A. 
Brady, Accounting Department, Baltimore, 
and S. D. Evans, Winchester, V^a. We 
trust they will prove regular with their 
lists of solutions and find time to send us 
an occasional contribution. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 192 j 

Toledo Division Veterans Hold Third 
Annual Reunion at Lima, Ohio 

THE third annual reunion of the 
Toledo Divisit)n Veterans was held 
at Lima, Ohio, April 11, when a 
banquet and entertainment were given in 
Moose Hall. 

The banquet was prepared by the Ladies 
of the Moose, and was a tasty and well 
served meal. About two hundred veterans, 
their families and friends were present. 
President W. F. Van Horn presided. Dur- 
ing the banquet music was furnished by the 
Misses Alice and Ruth Pratt, daughters of 
Blacksmith Pratt of the Lima shops. 

The program was as follows: 

Rev. C. A. Rowand, M. E. Church, Lima 
Address of welcome. 

Mayor Harold Cunningham 
Response, Trainmaster T. J. Daly 

Reading, Miss Dorothy Day 

(Daughter of local conductor) 
Address, Grand Vice President J. M. Garvey 
Solo, Mrs. Mary Wilcox Flager 

(Mother of yard clerk) 


Dr. F. H. Hutchison, Company Surgeon 
Reading, Miss Lillian Johnson 


President G. K. Bell, Willard Veterans 

Of particular interest was the address of 
Mayor Cunningham. After welcoming the 
veterans and their friends, he traced the 
history of railroading from its earliest days 
down to the present and impressed upon 
his hearers the vital importance of transpor- 
tation in both industrial and private life. 

Trainmaster Daly expressed the regret of 
Superintendent Mann that business matters 
made it impossible for him to be present, 
and read the following wire from Vice 
President Galloway: 

"Account business engagement New 
York tomorrow I am prevepted from 3,vail- 
ing myself of your kind invitation to be at 
3'our third annual reunion at Lima tonight. 
L^nfortunately these annual reunions have 
been held on very short notice, otherwise 
it would have been a great pleasure to me to 
be with you. Please convey my regrets to 

your association and give them my best 
wishes tor an enjoyable evening and for the 
future of you all. " 

A wire from General Superintendent 
Mitchell was also read expressing his regret 
that business engagements made it impossi- 
ble for him to be present. 

Trainmaster Daly in an interesting 
address read the program of the American 
Railway Association for the present year, 
and spoke optimistically of the business 
outlook. He urged that hearty coopera- 
tion be given by everyone in making the 
Baltimore and Ohio service first class in 
every respect, calling particular attention 
to the present campaign for car miles, 
heavier loading of cars, etc. 

After the entertainment was concluded, 
the floor was cleared for dancing, music 
being furnished by a local orchestra. Among 
those seen on the floor enjoying the dance, 
but not attempting to make a "World's 
Record," were Division Accountant Spen- 
cer, Chief Clerk Fortman, and Supervising 
Agent Thresher from Dayton, Grand Vice 
President of Veterans and Mrs. J. M. Gar- 
vey, Wheeling, W. Va. Baltimore was 
represented by Mr. McMorrow of Super- 
intendent Car Service Malone's Office, 
while the agents from Ottawa, Ohio, and 
Wapakoneta, Ohio, upheld the honor of the 

Transportation Department. "Safety 
First Bill Allison" was among those 
present, swaying to the music and easily 
taking the honors in the dance, which con- 
tinued until midnight. 

Martinsburg Auxiliary 

Correspondent, Clara McDonald Taylor 

OUR lodge met in the Baltimore and 
Ohio building on April 12, with a 
good attendance, although we regret 
that several sisters were still absent account 
of illness. 

We regret that since our meeting Brother 
Burkhart has been called from our ranks to 
a higher reward. 

Our lodge meets on the second Thursday 
of each month and a cordial invitation is 
extended to visiting veterans to attend. 

Your correspondent has received an invi- 
tation to attend the Brunswick celebration 
which will be held May 16, and hopes to be 
present. The Brunswick people are of the 
best and we always have an enjoyable time. 
A number of them are old time friends whom 
we have known since childhood. Friend- 
ship counts for so much in this life. 

If we would stop and think of the little 
acts of kindness we can do, and not what 
we have done, how much better it would be. 
It is easier to create an ideal than to live 
one. Our daily life brings many unpleasant 
situations, but that is part of the game and 
we should all strive to be "Veteran Sports- 

Sisters Criswell, Knuckles and Copen- 
haver have recovered from illness and are 
able to be out. Congratulations! 

Brother Howard Keedy is so far recov- 
ered from an operation that he is again able 
to visit us. " Joe " Copenhaver has also re- 
covered and is now contemplating a visit 
to Wisconsin; he will be chaperoned by his 
wife. Maybe she is afraid he will talk too 
much to the lady "Vets." 

When the Gumbo coal tipple was de- 
stroyed by fire recently, splendid assistance 
was rendered by the boys of the Fifth Ward 
Fire Company. The Baltimore and Ohio 
has expressed their appreciation of the work 
the boys did, and all of us feel proud of 

Parkersburg ''Vets" Reunion 
June 20-21 

There will be a grand union and get-together here in Parkersburg, W, Va., 
June 20 and 21. Let everyone come and help make this a banner meeting. 
There will be good hotel accommodations provided for all, at reasonable rates. 
Let's help make the grand old Baltunore and Ohio the best railroad m the United 
States. Interesting questions will be taken up and President Willard and 
others will be invited to attend. Meetings will be held in the Parkersburg 
High School Auditorium, Dudley Avenue. 

F. P. Coe, President 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1923 


Baltimore Auxiliary No. i Organizes 
Kitchen Cabinet Orchestra 

By Mrs. J. W. Baxter, Secretary 

DURING the early winter months the 
Ladies Auxiliary No. i of the 
Baltimore Chapter of Veterans, or- 
ganized what is known as a Kitchen Cab- 
inet Orchestra. Mrs. Minnie Paul, a popular 
musician of Baltimore, directed the band 
and many and varied were the selections 
rehearsed that brought forth pealsof laughter 
from those who attended the first perform- 
ance on February 26. The initial enter- 
tainment and dance was held at Moose 
Hall, 410 W. Fayette Street. 

The Orchestra was assisted by the fol- 
lowing accomplished soloists: Mr. Gustav 
Paul, violinist; Miss. Koehler, soprano; Mr. 
Moxley, baritone; Mr. Wilbert Galloway, 
Jr., baritone. Miss Lantz and Mrs. Dodds 
accompanied the soloists at the piano. 

Rehearsals were held at the homes of 
various members and appetizing collations 
were served after rehearsals. 

The members are dehghted with the 
reception which the entertainments were 
given and they thank their friends for the 
many kindnesses. The only regrettable 
fact is that so many were unable to gain 
admission to the entertainment. For this 
reason, the entertainment will be repeated 
so that all may have a chance to attend it. 

The following are the officers of the 
band organization: Mrs. ColUngsworth, 
president; Mrs. Pr.schal, vice president; 
Mrs. Mercer, treasurer; Mrs. Bowers, 
narrator; Mrs. Baxter, secretary. 

Mrs. Elliott, chairman of the committee, 
and her assistant, Mrs. Williams, are plan- 
ning an unusually good entertainment by 
the Kitchen Cabinet Orchestra during the 
early summer months. 

The entertainment is a musical romance 
entitled "How to be Happy Though Mar- 
ried. " The story is told by Mrs. George 
A. Bowers, and the telling is interspersed 
with music and singing descriptive of the 
story. The program rendered is as follows : 
.\nnie Laurie; Maryland, My Maryland; 
Robin Adair; Aunt Dinah's Quilting Party; 
Believe me if all those endearing young 
charms; How can I bear to leave thee; Jingle 
bells; Oh Promise me; Till the sands of the 
Desert grow cold; Neath the shade of the 
old apple tree; the old Oaken Bucket; 
Smiles; The end of a perfect day; In the 
gloaming; Darling, I am growing old; I 
cannot sing the old songs; Auld Lan^*Syne; 
Put on your old grey boanett; Marching 
through Georgia; Listen to the mocking 
bird; Three o'clock in the morning; Oh 
where oh where is my little dog gone; Sweet 
Alice Ben Bolt; Peggy O'Neill; Captain 
Jinks 01 the Horse Marines; Yankee Doodle 
Dixie; Old black Joe; Carry me back to old 
Virginny; Old Tucky home; The long, long 
trail; Home Sweet Home; Good night 
ladies; Nation Emblem March. 

Any organization which would like to hear 
our orchestra can make arrangements by 
getting in touch with our officers. 

Baltimore Veterans— Hanson, 
Brown and Mercer — Awarded 
Fifty-year Buttons 

AT a meeting of Baltimore Division 
Chapter held in Moose Hall, Balti- 
more on April 2, fifty-year buttons 
were presented by Chief of Welfare W. W. 
Wood to Baggagem:m W. H. Hanson, 
Supervisor of Material W. G. Brown and 
Blacksmith James Mercer. 

William H. Hanson was born in Balti- 
more on August 30, 1847, and entered the 
service in 1870 as a painter. In 1872 he 
was transferred to passenger brakeman 
and in 1875 to train baggageman. In 1889 
he was promoted to passenger conductor, 
and in 1891 returned to his former position 
of train baggageman, where he is still 
employed. Mr. Hanson is now the oldest 
man in active service on the Baltimore 

William G. Brown, Jr., was born on 
August 20, 1854. He entered the service 
of the Baltimore and Ohio in August, 1872, 
as an apprentice at Mount Clare. In 1876 
he was advanced to machinist, in 1885 
gang foreman, in 1886 foreman, in 1907 
erecting shop foreman, in 191 1 locomotive 
inspector, in 1914 inspector of material, 
in 19 1 7 general material man and in 192 1 
supervisor of material, which position he 
now holds. Mr. Brown has spent his entire 
time in the service at Mount Clare. 

James Mercer was born on June 16, i860. 
Re entered the service of this Company 
on March i, 1872 as a laborer; in 1875 he 
was appointed apprentice, and in 1879 
blacksmith, which position he still holds, 
Mr. Mercer, during his entire term of ser- 
vice, has been employed at Mount Clare. 


teft to right, first row: Mesdames G. A, Bowers, M. E. Paul, E. Dill, M. Hammel, G. Wirth, J. Snyder, M. Medicus, McGowan, Dodds. Second row: 
G. O'Harra, C. Kelly, J. Riley, L. Miller, F. Galloway, M. Coilingsworth. Back Row: L. Williams, Klinestnith, Craig, Keohler, Mercer, Pasquai, Mullen, 
S. Elliot, K. Baxter. Covell, H. Martin. The mere men in the back row are, from left to right, R. C. Collingsworth, G. A. Bowers, J. Riley 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ23 

.Edited by Alargdiret ISIbott Stevens 

The Love Letters of D. S. Patcher 

No. 2 — ^Reminiscence 

DO YOU remember 
THAT CARPET of green, 
BESIDE THE purUng brook? 
ALONE WITH nature, 
YOU and I, 

SHELTERED by the skies 
FROM prying eyes, 
IN THAT secluded nook, 
'NEATH THE leafy bower, 
IT WAS there we passed 
DO YOU remember? 
YOU DO, don't you? 


DO YOU remember 

IT WAS there, 

I FOLDED you close, 

CLOSE IN my arms, 

AND YOU pillowed 


AGAINST MY throbbing heart. 


DO YOU remember? 

IT WAS there, 

YOU and I, 

HEARD THE twang 

AND FELT the pang 

OF CUPID'S dart. 

DO YOU remember 

HOW tenderly, 

HOW lovingly, 


YOU TO my breast, 

WHILE WE lingered, 

YOU and I, 

LOTH TO leave that 


'TIL THE dew kissed 

THE CRIMSON of your 


AND SHOWERED caresses, 

ON THE silken tresses 

OF YOUR glorious hair, 


DO YOU remember 

HOW shyly, 

HOW modestly, 

YOUR EYES met my gaze— 

MIRRORED deep in 

THEIR limpid blue, 

I SAW the Ught of 


AND THEN I knew, 

AND YOU knew, 

THAT GOD made us, 

YOU and I, 

EACH FOR the other. 

DO YOU remember? 

YOU DO, don't you? 

DO YOU remember 


IN GLORY bright, 


BEAMS OF light 


OF THE branches above, 

AS HOMEWARD we floated, 

HAND IK hand, 

ON THE waves of love, 

THROUGH THE woodland 

AND OVER the meadow? 


DO YOU remember. 

THE FRAGRANCE of the air, 

OF THAT perfect night, 

LADEN WITH the sweetness 


DO YOU remember. 

THE SOFT, sweet singing 

OF THE breeze, 



TO YOU and me, 

THAN THE music 

FROM THE harp of 


DO YOU remember? 
YOU DO, don't you 

Mrs. R. G. Darnell, Operator, Bower, W. Va. 

Mrs. R. G. Darnell, Operator, 
Bower, W. Va. 

THE accompan5dng photo is of Mrs. R. 
G. Darnell, second trick operator, 
Bower, West Virginia. 
Mrs. Darnell was bom at Stouts Mills, 
W. Va., June 28, 1889, and entered the ser- 
vice of the Coal and Coke Railway, now a 
part of the Charleston Division, as agent- 
operator at Adrian, on September 28, 191 1. 
She resigned May i, 19 18, and again en- 
tered the service of the Baltimore and Ohio 
on February 9, 1920. 

Mrs. Darnell has one daughter, Pauline, 
age 12, and a son, Robert, age 4. 

Of a quiet, courteous and unassuming 
disposition, Mrs. Darnell stands high in the 
estimation of the Baltimore and Ohio 
patrons, of her supervising officers and co- 

(Note: The Women's Department will 
be glad to get pictures of other of our 
women operators and women employed in 
other positions on the Railroad — Associate 
Editor. ) 

How I Made My Husband's 

By Mrs. Thomas E. Arnold 
Hyattsville, Md. 

I WAS glad of the opportunity to try out 
one of the Baltimore and Ohio Maga- 
zine patterns, and decided I would make 
my husband a pair of overalls. The photo- 
graph shows the result. 

The pattern is simple and easy to make. 
I cut the overalls and completed the work 
in about three hours. 

After seeing how easy it was to make 
these clothes, I decided that in future all 
my husband's overalls would be made at 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 192J 


In Case of Emergency! 

By Lillian Betony, Daughter of Section Foreman 
P. Betony, Caddell, W. Va. 

THE quick application of simple prin- 
ciples has saved thousands of lives. 
About three years ago mother was 
preparing to use ammonia and having 
poured some out in a glass and placed it on 
the table and walked out in a hurry to 
answer a call at the door, my little sister 
came in for water and seeing this glass with 
the clear liquid, started to swallow it. A 
large dose of vinegar followed by a large 
dose of olive oil was given her at once. 

Things like this happen every day in the 
routine of the household, and in such cases 
one must act quickly and make use of the 
remedies at hand. If mother had waited for 
the physician who lived nearly two miles 
away the result would have been entirely 
different. I think every mother should 
know what to do when such emergencies 
arise, although in serious cases a doctor 
should be gotten as quickly as possible. 
Here are some easily get-at-able remedies 
for ordinary emergencies : 

Tincture of iodine. This is usually kept 
in the house and accidentally may be drunk 
by a small child. Give the child at once 
flour mixed with water and whites of eggs, 
while waiting for the doctor. 

Scalds and burns. These are common 
in childhood. Always keep one quart of 
carron oil on hand; it will keep for years. 

Apply freely, cover with cheese cloth or 
clean linen and send at once for your doctor. 
Carron-oil is made by shaking together a 
half pint each of lime water and linseed 

Swallowing a pin by baby. Don't get 
excited unless it seems to stick in the throat. 
If so send for nearest physician. 

Swallowing button or penny. Large dose 
of castor oil. 

Clean cuts. Immerse at once in cold 
water to which creolin has been added in 
the proportion of teaspoonful to cup. 
Turpentine may then be poured in the cut 
to kill germs. 

Ragged cuts. Creolin and cold water, 
cloths wrung out in same and laid on the 
wound. Consult physician. 

Wounds to eyes. Compresses of cold 
water. Consult physician at once. 

Drinking of carbolic acid. Give freely 
milk, white of egg. Powdered chall««6hould 
be given if at hand. Epsom salts. 

Poisoning by mushroom. Teaspoonful 
of mustard to a cup of hot water. Drink 
at once. Large dose of castor oil. Empty 
the stomach as quickly as possible. 

Camphor if taken by a child. Make it 
vomit by giving mustard and water. 

Nose bleeding. Raise both arms above 
head. Grasp the nose firmly between the'" 

thumb and forefinger. Inject a quantity 
of ice water to which common salt has been 
added. Saturate a towel with ice water 
and lay across forehead. 

Sunstroke. Remove patient at once to 
a cool room. Lay him down near an open 
window and strip off outer clothes. Pour 
a stream of water over the body. Hold the 
pitcher about five feet above the body; 
let it strike the head first, then the chest 
then the arms and legs. If patient can 
swallow, a cool drink of water is helpful. 
Wine, whiskey or any kind of spirits must 
not be used. Many make this mistake. 

In case of heat stroke, the face is cool 
and pale. Ice cannot be used. Bathe 
patient in warm water, hands and feet should 
be rubbed to restore circulation. Later 
hot drinks such as tea, coffee and milk may 
be given. 

Choking is generally caused by attempt- 
ing to swallow food which is not well chewed. 

A quick blow on the back between the 
shoulders will often discharge a piece of 
food in the throat. In giving blows to a 
child, do so with the open hand with child 
across the knee and head hanging down- 

Ivy poisoning. A very effective remedy 
is to bind on the affected parts a cloth 
wetted with a two ounce bottle of alcohol 
in which half an ounce of sugar of lead has 
been dissolved. Ivy poisoning may be 
prevented by washing thoroughly with 
soap and hot water, the face, neck and 
hands, within two hours after being exposed 
to the poison. Octagon soap is recommen- 

Vegetable Salad 

By Mrs. John M. Carroll, Argo, 111. 

I small cabbage (cut fine), 

I medium stalk of celery (cut fine), 

1 large sweet pepper (diced), 

4 medium tomatoes (diced), 

2 large pimentos (diced) , 

Salt and pepper to taste. Put cabbage, 
celery and pepper together and just before 
serving add tomatoes and pimentos. Ser%-e 
on lettuce leaf with Mayonnaise dressing. 

Recipes And Household Hints 

By Mrs. Ross E. Boyer, Berlin, Pa. 

For those whc-iiave the cheaper grades of 
matting on their floors, the following will be 

Take an old oil mop. Wash off all oil and 
dirt, then dry, and use this as a duster. By 
going over the matting several times and 
shaking the dust from the mop, you will find 
your room nice and clean without the dust 
that a broom would make. 

Rhubarb Preserves 

5 lbs. rhubarb, 
4 lbs. sugar, 

3 oranges, pulp and rind, 

lb. Enghsh walnuts. 
Cook all but nuts for an hour, slowly, then 
add the nuts. 

Sectuju Fureman Thomas E. Arnold is thanking his wife for the sturdy pair of overalls she made fo 
him from a Baltimore and Ohio pattern 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ2^ 

Let s Make Our Own Clothes! 

By Peggy 

WITH all of the pretty patterns that 
are shown on these pages, and all of 
the pretty and inexpensive materials 
that we can find on the remnant counters at 
this time of the year, it just makes us feel as 
though we must get to work and do some 
sewing for ourselves. 

I went downtown this noon to do a little 
shopping. In one of the stores I saw some 
lingerie that I'd been wishing for. I asked 
the price of a simple little nainsook slip with 
no trimming whatever save the plain half- 
inch hem. The answer was: "One dollar 
and twenty-five cents. " Did I buy it? I did 
not. I went over to another counter where 
there was a sale of nainsook, and with the 
money that I would have paid for three 
ready-made slips I bought material enough 
for five of them, with money enough left 
over to buy a little edging to trim them in. 
It certainly pays to make your own 
clothes, particularly the plain things. 

This afternoon I got a wonderful letter 
from the Fashion Woman. She told me all 
about the new clothes for the early summer 
and sent lots of new patterns. We won't 
have the space to tell you all the news, but 
if you will look over the patterns shown 
here you will find lots of hints that will help 
you with your summer sewing. And if you 
don't find what you want here, there is a 
nice fashion book that we'll be glad to 
order for you for twelve cents in stamps. 

4352. Here's a dainty, sleeveless frock 
for the girl whose age is between 8 and 14 
years. Three yards of taffeta will make a 
lovely little party dress for Elaine, who is 
ten. The skirt is mounted on an under- 

The girdle may be omitted and the dress 
finished with a sash or ribbon string girdle. 
Price, 12 cents. 

4338. This is a nice pattern to use for 
your new gingham dress. The girdle section 
is a part of the shaped front and small 
pockets are inserted at the tab extensions. 
Can you imagine anything more dainty and 
cool than this dress in green and white 
tissue gingham with bindings of green 
organdy? The pattern is cut in seven sizes, 
32 to 46 inches, bust measure. Size 38 
requires 4_^ yards of 32-inch material. 
Price of pattern, 12 cents. 

4332. If you want something unusual in 
the way of a house dress that will serve not 
only for morning but for the afternoon as 
well, why not try this one? There are no 
buttons to be bothered with ; the dress slips 
right over your head and there you are, with 
a little under arm closing. Linen or crepe 
would make up well in this. The dress 
shown was made up in red and white figured 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1923 

percale with red bindings. The pattern 
comes in seven sizes, 34 to 46 inches, inclus- 
ive. Size 38 requires 5^ yards of 36-inch 
material, with ^ yard of material for bertha 
cuff and pocket facings. Price, 12 cents. 

'4344. Now little Janet is ready for a 
romp with Fido, for this little garment will 
delight the heart of any youngster between 
the ages of two and six. It's so comfy, and 
there are so many pockets. 

Made in tan linen with red trimmings, why, 
even grown-ups would be envious. A 2-year 
size requires yard for the guimpe and 
I yi yards for the rompers, of 36-inch mater- 
ial, with yi yard of 32-inch contrasting 
material for trimming. Pattern mailed to 
any address for 1 2 cents in stamps. 

4343. Little Pauline, holding her dolly, 
comes to meet us in this pretty gingham 
dress. She has one made of the same pat- 
tern in voile, too. The pattern comes in 
sizes 2, 4, 6 and 8 years. The 4-year size 
requires 2}i yards of 32-inch material, with 
^ yard of contrasting material for the 

Now, see the long strip of pretty dress 
patterns. No, they're not all dresses, for 
at the bottom there's a nice shirt for father 
or brother and — why, bless your hearts, 
some pretty sunbonnets! Let's begin at 
the top. 

Blouse No. 4341 comes first. Made of 
chambray of linen, this makes an attractive 
blouse to accompany skirt No. 3983. The 
blouse comes in sizes 34 to 46 inches, 
inclusive. The skirt, which has pretty 
plaited panels, comes in sizes 25 to 35 inches 
waist measure. These are seperate patterns, 
priced at 12 cents each. 

4042. Here's l;,ttle Doris, all dressed up 
with elephant pockets on her pretty 
gingham dress that has facings of pongee. 
Percale and cambric also make a nice com- 
bination for this dress, it comes in sizes 2, 
4, 6 and 8 years. The 4-year size requires 
Z]4 yards of 32-inch material, with ^ 
yards of contrasting material for trim- 
ming. Price, 12 cents. 

4200. This is an interesting little frock, 
simply and easily made, with or without 
the bertha, as preferred. Batiste or voile 
would be especially pretty in this pattern. 
This pattern comes in 5 sizes: i, 2, 3, 4 and 
5 years. The 4-year size requires 2^ yards 
of 32-inch material. Price of pattern, 12 
cents in stamps. 

4331. For this pretty dress, lace and 
and silk were used, although a frock for 
general wear could be made of linen and 
gingham. The pattern is cut in sizes 34 to 
48 inches, bust measure. Note the new 
panel and sleeve drapery. A 38-inch size 
will require 5 yards of 36-inch material,. 
To make the panel and sleeve drapery of 
contrasting material will require i>2 yards 
of 36-inch material, or 2^ yards of 18-inch 
material. Price of pattern, 12 cents in 

4336. Percale was used for this model, 
with bias binding for trimming. One could 
have gingham, drill or crepe or cretonne. 

The pattern is cut in 4 sizes: Small, 
Medium, Large and Extra Large. A 
medium size requires 2^ yards of 36-inch 
material. Price, 12 cents in stamps. 

4359. Silk gingham with facings of satin 
in a contrasting shade would be very at- 
tractive for this model. It s also good for 
jersey, twill, ratine and pongee. 

The pattern is cut in sizes 16, 18, and 20 
years. An 18-year size requires 4 yards of 
44 inch material. Price, 12 cents in stamps. 

4354. Printed crepe and crepe de chine 
are here combined. One could use printed 
and plain voile in combination or tissue 
gingham and linen. The trimming panels 
may be omitted. The dress slips over the 

The pattern is cut in sizes 12, 14, and 16 
years. A 14-year size requires 4>^ yards of 

one material 32 inches wide. To trim with 
contrasting material as illustrated requires 
I yard. Price, 12 cents in stamps. 

4335- The lines of this model are becom- 
ing to slender and stout figures. The side 
closing is practical. As portrayed gingham 
and linen are combined. One could use per- 
cale in a neat pattern, with repp or hnen for 
the waist and sleeve portions, also for the 
facings on cuffs and pockets and for the belt. 

The pattern is cut in sizes 36, 38, 40, 42, 
44, 46 and 48 inches bust measure. A 38- 
inch size requires 4K yards of one material 
36 inches wide. For waist, sleeves and cuff 
and pocket facings of contrasting material, 
yard 32 inches wide is required. Price, . 
12 cents in stamps. 

4349. Embroidered voile and organdy 
were choosen for this pleasing model. It is- 
also nice in silk, gingham and crepe. Dotted 
Swiss and organdy could also be combined 
for this style. The bertha trimming may 
be omitted. The closing may be at the 
centre back, as illustrated or on the- 

This pattern is cut in sizes 6, 8, 10, and 
12 years. A lo-year size will require 3 yards 
of one material 40 inches wide. If made as 
illustrated, % yard of contrasting material, 
and 2^ yards figured material is required 
Price, 12 cents in stamps. 

2872. This style of shirt looks well in 
madras, percale, soisette, silk, cambric^ 
khaki, muslin, linen and flannel. The fronts- 
are finished in coat style. The sleeve may 
be finished with the cuff or in elbow length. - 

The pattern is cut in sizes 15, 15K. 16, 
17, 17K. 18 and 18K. inches neck: 
measure. Size 16 requires 3^ yards of 36- 
inch material. Price, 12 cents in stamps.. 

4358. Pleasing and becoming are these 
pretty sunbonnets. 

The pattern is cut in one size. It will 
require for No. 1,1% yard, and for No. 2, 
ij/g yard of 32 inch material. Price, 12 
cents in stamps. 

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Baltimore, Maryland 

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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, igsj 

To Miss Ella Krieg 
Said Aunt Mary one day, 
''Your children can help me, 
For them 'twill be play." 

*East Brunswick Girls and Boys Send 
Greetings to All the Children of the 
Baltimore and Ohio Family 

Brunswick, Md. 
May I, ig2j 

Dear Girls and Boys of the Baltimore and Ohio: 

We are glad to have an opportunity to address you through the Baltimore 
and Ohio Magazine. 

Aunt Mary requested our school to contribute to the Children's Page for 
the May issue. 

We live in Brunswick, Maryland. The largest freight yards in the United 
States are located here. We see and hear engines and cars all the time. Our 
school is about half a block from the yards. It is hard to keep everything clean, 
but by constant work we are proud of our clean school house. 

Our school is the oldest and largest in Brunswick. 

Would you like to know about our athletics? We are now working hard, 
making preparations for the Frederick County Field Meet, which will be held in 
Frederick in May. 

At this meet all schools of our county are represented. The State Athletic 
Association offers badges to those who qualify in two tests which are given at the 
school, and then we must qualify at the meet in one. 

The badges are bronze, silver, golddnd a bar. 

In order to receive a badge, girls must be able to raise their limbs a certain 
number of times and throw a dodge ball a given distance. Boys must chin the 
bar, jump and run the assigned distance in the given time. We hope to win a 
number of these badges. 

Our Dodge Ball teams are working hard and we take pleasure in our daily 
practice. Our Speed Ball teams expect to win the championship of the county. 
They are "The Hustlers." 

We hope you will enjoy your athletics as well as we do. 

Your friends, 

East Brunswick Girls and Boys 

*Note: Through the kind arrangement of Miss Ella V. Krieg, Principal of the East 
Brunswick School, her pupils prepared a number of articles for the Children's Department 
of this issue of our Magazine. From these a few have been selected for printing. We 
appreciate their interest in the Baltimore and Ohio and hope they have enjoyed helping 
prepare the material for this department as much as we have enjoyed having them do it. 

— Editor 

Our Baltimore and Ohio 
Freight Yards 

By Raymond Hollar, East Brunswick 

I AM glad that I live in a railroad center, 
and one which has the largest freight 
yards in the United States. 
The yards are six or seven miles in 
length. The tracks would reach one hun- 
dred miles if laid in a single track. It is a 

Baltimore and Ohio freight yard. 

The yard was begun in 1890. In that 
year it had only a few tracks and one hump. 
In 1912 the new hump was built, giving 
one for all trains going east and another 
for trains going west. There are from 25 
to 75 trains leaving -Brunswick every day, 
and from 2500 to 3500 cars are moved in a 
day, or about 1,000,000 per year. 

My father is an extra engineer on the 
eastbound hump. 

So East Brunswick girls 
And boys, every one. 
Turned to with a will — 
Just see what they're done! 

Our Flag 

By John R. Brady, East Brunswick 

Our own old flag is waving still. 
O'er plain and mountain, rock and rill, 
She led us in the great World's war, 
We hope and pray there'll be no more. 

As bullets whizzed by soldiers' ears, 
Many a mother shed her tears. 
That grand old flag will never fall, 
She fought for one, she fought for all. 

The History of the Baltimore 
and Ohio 

By Oliver Smith, East Brunswick 

HAVE you ever thought that George 
Washington or Thomas Jefferson 
never saw a railroad or rode on a 
train? Well, they never did. 

The Baltimore and Ohio is the oldest 
railroad in America, and on its rails ran 
the first passenger cars. 

On July 4, 1828, ground was broken in 
Baltimore City for this new enterprise. 
Charles Carroll of Carrollton laid its cor- 

While this event was taking place in 
Baltimore, President John Quincy Adams 
began the C. & O. Canal, which was a 
rival of the Baltimore and Ohio. 

The railroad was built along the Patapsco 
River. From Baltimore, this stream is 
crooked, which accounts for some of the 
curves in the road. The roadbed was 
built to follow a stream in order to avoid 
tunnels, cuts and fills. 

In 1830 the line reached Ellicott's Mills, 
a distance of fourteen miles. The first 
successful trial trip of a steam engine was 
made over this part of the road. In 1831, 
Frederick, 58 miles, was reached. 

From Frederick the railroad was extended 
to Point of Rocks, about 15 miles, and 
traffic commenced to move on April i, 1832. 
Construction was stopped at this point for 
several years by the C. & O. Canal Com- 
pany, who claimed the right-of-way. 

By 1834 the Baltimore and Ohio had 
reached Harpers Ferry, where it was 
obliged to cross into Virginia, on account 
of some difficulty with the State of Virginia 
in connection with the charter. From 
Harpers Ferry it wended its way westward 

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until it reached Cumberland in ii^J,2, the 
distance being 179 miles from Baltimore. 

In 1 85 1 the railroad was extended from 
Cumberland to Piedmont, West Virginia, 
it being pushed westward to Grafton in 
the same year. 

In 1853 the Baltimore and Ohio reached 
Wheeling, and had connection with Cin- 
cinnati by way of the Central Ohio Railway 
(now a part of the Baltimore and Ohio.) 
By 1874 St. Louis was connected with 
Baltimore by rail. The same year an ex- 
tension was built from Willard to Chicago, 
giving direct service via Wheeling and 

After the close of tlie war, the Metro- 
politan Line w£s constructed from Point 
of Rocks to Washington. 

The Baltimore and Washington Branch, 
which was completed in 1835 must not be 
overlooked. Over this line ran the first 
postal car, and the telegraph was first used 
on this section of the road. 

We are proud that we live in Brunswick, 
a Baltimore and Ohio town, and that our 
fathers and brothers are employed by the 
Company. When we boys grow up the 
Baltimore and Ohio will be proud of us too. 

The Baltimore and Ohio is the oldest 
railroad in America. It was the first to 
have telegraphic communications, and the 
first steam engine built in America ran on 
its rails. It was the first to use electricity 
as a motive power, and the first to use 
switches. The turntable wis invented by 
one of its mechanics. 

And so you will s;e why we are so much 
interested in "Our Railroad." Don't you 
think we have good reason to be? 

My Little Friends 

By Austin Cooper, East Brunswick 

EVERY summer I build a bird house 
for the Jenny Wren. Last summer 
I made a house and put it up on a 
pole; two wrens came and made their home 
in it, and they laid eggs in it. What was 
my surprise one day to find three baby 
wrens had been hatched, 

A cat found it out, and went after them. 
One morning when I got up, I heard a 
strange noise and looked out of the window. 
I saw that the cat had knocked some of the 
little birds out on the ground and killed 
them. We ran after the cat with clubs 
and brooms and it did not come back for 
a long time. 

Later on, the birds layed more eggs. The 
eggs hatched, but Mr. Cat did not get 
these, for we watched them very carefully. 
Soon it was the time for them to go on their 
journey to the south, and we bade the n 
good bye. 

"Good bye, little children, good l)yc, " 
they s:iid, 

As away they went over hill and dale 
To that beautiful land of the south. 

Other Stories and Pictures 
from Brunswick 

WE have received a number of letters 
and stories from the pupils of E; st 
Brunswick School, all of which are 
excellent. Space will not permit us to us2 

them all in our issue this month, but we 
hqpe to do so in later months. 

The following letters and stories were 
received. Jack's Gold Medal, by Victor 
Kifer; The County Field Meet, by Harry 
Nokcs; The Robin, by Violet S.; Dodge 
Ball, by Betty Reed; My Flower Garden, 
by Dorothy Cummings; My Flower Garden, 
by Pauline V'an Pelt; An Accident, by 
Beulah Hoar; A Hero, by Margaret Harri- 
son; Tap on the Back, by Fannie Allen; 
Where Go the Boats, by El wood Bratt; 
Spring, by Evelyn Nokes; A Robin's Nest, 
by Bernerd Heckner; Flowers, by Fae 
Ambrose; Bees, by Franklin Howe; Butter- 
flies, by George Care; Spring, by Sterling 
Ambrose; My Return, by Earl Campbell; 
My Return, by Frances Musgrove; A Blue- 
bird, by Doris Jones; Spring, by Daisy 
Gosnell and Spring, by Dorothy Hill. 

Free hand drawings, all of which were 
spendidly done and showed great originality, 
were sent us by Irvin Crowl, Elwood Bratt, 
Etta Crummitt, Raymond William Myers, 
Harvey Derflinger,' lilizabeth Hogan, Jack 
Cage, Dcrris Danner, Vincent Calhoun, 
Ortence Smoot, Claude Barnhart and Earl 

Our Locomotive 

By Raymond William Myers, 
East Brunswick, Md. 

I am an engine great and strong, 
I go from cities far and long, 
I puff and blow and come and go. 
To show the people what I know. 

The East Erunswick school children whose excellent articles and drawings appear in our Children 's Department of this issue 


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The East Brunswick school boys and girls showed marked talent in drawing these pictures illustrating many periods 
in the development of motive power. More of these pictures will appear in our next issue 

Numbers 8, 9 and 10 were drawn by Etta Crumniitt; we cou'.d not find who dre^v No. 11; Nos. 12 and 13 were drawn by Elwood Bratt; Nos. 14, 
16, 17, i8 and 20, by Vincent Calhoun; No. is. by Claude Barnhart; No. 19, by Harvey Derflinger; No. 21, by Raymond William Myers 

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Miss Stevens Writes of the Farewell 
Days of the Good Will Girls 
in America 

Chapter No. i 

This is the first chapter of the story 
of how the Baltimore and Ohio dele- 
gates, Nina Spengler, Magdalene 
Lauer and Margaret Stevens, took their 
first trip across the Atlantic. 

Chapter i will deal with the begin- 
ning of the trip, a sketch of our 
journey to Washington and New York. 

The First Day 

Dear Baltimore and Ohio Folk Whom 
We Left Behind: 

I am writing this in the form of a letter, 
for when you are writing to real human 
beings it is much easier to tell the little 
human things that crop up in any affair, 
than if the story is simply a story and 
nothing more. This to be a real letter to 
real people, of how 64 girls journeyed to far 
away France, but more especially of the 
impressions which three Baltimore and 
Ohio girls received from the trip. 

For weeks we had been excited. There 
had been first the campaigns for funds, the 
trips of the girls on line, and then the 
election. Ever since Nina Spengler was 
drawn as first candidate, . there were girls 
all over the system wishing the good fortune 
of the trip. And, of course, when the 
announcement was made, there never were 
girls more excited than Nina, Magdalene 
and I. (By the way, if any of you should 
ever need advice 'On how to get ready for 
Europe in one day, please see me on our 
return. Such a rush. Such a hurried pur- 
chasing of the things that the Good Will 
Committee said we must have. Oh, it was 
gloriously exciting.) 

What do people wear on shipboard? 
What should we need in France? Father 
wants us to bring him a pipe; Sister Jane 
wants some hand embroidered lingerie; 
Cousin Susie wants some French perfume. 

At last, or I should say, all too soon, 
came the day for us to leave Baltimore. 
At 7.15 a. m. we reported at Mount Royal 
station, where we met each other, as well 
as the five other Baltimore representatives. 
And — we were all dolled up in our finery, so 
much, indeed, that each of us thought that 
she was the "handsomest tiger in the 
jungle. " But, unlike the tigers in the story, 
we didn't get mad and fight. 

There were bouquets, and boxes and 
candy, diaries and writing cases, handker- 
chiefs and maps of France to go along with 
the good wishes of kind friends. And those 
who were there were real friends, for who 
else, indeed, would arise at so early an hour 
to say goodbye; before seven o'clock. 

Dr. Shattuck was there with his movie 
machine, and Oh, how funny it seemed to be 
actually posing for the mo\ ies. The report- 
ers and photographers were on the job too. 

Oh yes, we might just as well have been in 

What — the train ready? And here were 
Mr. Murray and Mr. Bullock, and Miss 
Gessner, to escort us to Washington. What 
an honor. 

"Goodbye, goodbye!" All aboa-a-a-rd, " 
shouted " Pop " Adams. We were off on the 
first lap of the trip to France. 

I felt for my handkerchief but couldn't 
find it. Ah, here it was in my hand. Dear 
me, two great big splotches on the front of 
my new blouse. Tears? Of course! What 
do you suppose they are? 

Mr. Scott, our general passenger agent 
at New York, was on the train. He it was 
who had brought down the rest of the 
delegation from New York. In a jiflfy we 
were through the tunnel, and our friends at 
Camden were wishing us "Bon voyage." 
It was truly exciting. I would like to tell 
you more in detail about the ride.Jput I 
must hurry on. 

Arriving at Washington, we checked our 
heavy portmanteaus, climbed into busses 
and were off on a tour of Washington. Most 
of you know all about Washington; if you 
don't you can always find a convenient 
Baltimore and Ohio train to take you there, 
so I won't describe the places we visited. 
The first stop was at Congress Hotel. From 
thence we went past' the Capitol and 
Library grounds, out Pennsylvania Avenue 
and on to Potomac Park to see the hand- 
some Lincoln Memorial. 

By the way, did you know how the 
statuary in Washington is kept in such love- 
liness at all times? We found out. Uncle 
Sam has a regular house cleaning. As we 
passed along we saw a man with scrubbing 

rags sitting astride an equestrian figure, 
just back of the rider. Yes; he was scrub- 
l)ing the riders back. With all due respect 
to the gravity of the situation, we couldn't 
suppress a giggle or two. Yes, it was the 
first time we had ever seen Generals having 
their backs rubbed, but really they looked 
as though they enjoyed the situation. 

Miss Morgan Greets Us 

Returning to Congress Hall we were 
served with a most delicious luncheon, and 
just as we were finishing our dessert, we 
heard a lot of applause and looking up dis- 
covered no less a person than Miss Anne 
Morgan, the head of the Good Will work, 
herself. She came straight to our table. 
How proud we felt when we told her who 
we were. She spent a few minutes chatting 
at each table. 

Meeting President Harding 

After lunch we sallied forth again with 
joyful hearts, and stomachs no longer 
empty, to visit the White House. You have 
guessed it — President Harding was holding 
a reception for the Good Will Delegation. 
A Slavic delegation was ahead of us, and as 
we passed through the gates, an army of 
photographers aimed their gatling guns at 
us, and we were shot for the newspapers 
and movies. Our own Mr. Luckey was 
among them and you may be sure we 
couldn't help feeling again a thrill of pride. 

Soon a great big policeman— and Oh, 
there are some big ones at the White House 
— told us to move on into one of the wings 
of the White House; single file we went and 
shook hands with Miss Morgan and the 
President. Goodness — another thrill! It 
was great ! 

As we passed out of another door. Laddie 
Boy, the President's Airedale dog, stood 
wagging what he imagines is his tail, to 
greet us, too. Wasn't that fine of him? 
And, honest to goodness, right in back of 

A Farewell Message 

En route to New York, April 17, 1923. 

Dear Friends of the Baltimore and Ohio: 

My heart is full of thanks that I cannot express to you vho so loyally stood 
by me in the Good Will election. My only regret is that I did not recover from 
my illness in time to thank many of you personally, or at least to write to tell 
you how much I appreciate your good will and sincere response, as well as for 
the many expressions for our good. 

We — Miss Spengler, Miss Lauer and I — are now on our way to New York to 
take the ship to France, to the land of our hopes, to the place where we all have 
sent our money to help those less fortunate than we. May the spirit of good 
wishes which you have extended to us in this, our good fortune, go with us and 
inspire us to prove worthy representatives of those with whom we work on the 
Baltimore and Ohio, and who have sent us on this spenflid mission. 

It will be our earnest endeavor to "take you all with us," through the 
columns of the Magazine. 

Gratefully yours, 

(Signed! Margaret T. Stevens, 
"Aunt Mary" 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1923 

the White House hung — what do you think? 
The White House laundr^^ It was wash 
day and the clothes were white and spotless, 
but looking quite the same as our own line 

of clothes when Jane comes to spend the 
day, fill up her ever vacant stomach, and 
do the family laundry. It was just one of 
those little reminders that those who head 

the afTairs of the nation are just as human 
as we are. Clothes washing here means 
something more than a perfunctory sending 
out the clothes to a laundry and havingthem 


Upper left. Miss Mabel Gessner, Passenger Representative, giving girls their transportation for first leg of trip; right, signatures of the officers of La 
France, the men who made the ocean voyage so pleasant for "our girls;" center left, lined up for the presidential handshake from Mr. Harding at the 
White House; right, J. L. Hackett, City Passenger Agent, N. Y.; lower left, farewell smiles at the Capital; right. Miss Lauer is honored by the French 
Ambassador, Jules Jusserand 

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come back full of little black numbers and 
"X" marks, and with the buttons off. 
Here the work is done at home. 

Out on the front lawn once more, the 

army of camera shooters was increased. The 
Slavic delegation had been snapped in their 
native costumes. What a pretty sight it 
was to be sure — an array of bright colors 

and odd clothes. On we went to visit the 
East Room, Blue Room, Red Room and the 
Green Room of the White House, thence 
back to the busses and on to the Congres- 

TJpper left, General Eastern Passenger Agent Scott and F. H. B. Bullock, Executive Department, general treasurer of our Good Will campaign, helping 
the girls "do" Washington; upper right. Miss Stevens pins the Good Will Badge on Monsieur Le Capitaine, Commandant Roch, before sailing; center 
left, approaching the seventh heaven of their delight; Right, Engineer Dennis and Fireman SchaSer, haolling special train from Washington; lower, some 
of the officers of La France, introduced with our Good Will girls— left to right: First Lieutenant Pierre Lescarret, Miss Lauer, Second Lieutenant Jean 
"Le Manchec, Miss Stevens, Fourth Lieutenant Andre Angot, Miss Spengler, Second Captain Louis Le Friant, who entertained our travellers most 
hospitably at his table on the ocean voyage 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, iq2j 

sional Library. Here we had a nice rest 
among our old friends, the books, after 
which we left to take the train to New 
York; Baltimore and Ohio, of course! 

After identifying our bags we boarded 
the train and soon were seated in the 
diners — there were three of them — enjoying 
one of Mr. Baugh's wonderful dinners, pre- 
pared especially for the occasion. 

While we were still lingering over our 
coffee and ice cream, the train pulled into 
Camden. Here again our friends were on 
hand to wave a "bon voyage" greeting. 
How excited they were too, almost as much 
as we. And rightly so, for are we not repre- 
senting them? Did they not give us their 
support in votes, and to the A. C. D. F. 
their money to carry on the work of re- 
building France? Oh, how we wish that 
we might have taken them all with us. I 
felt a sudden rush of selfishness creep up 
my spine, yet through these descriptions of 
our journey we sincerely hope to take every 
one with us to the country of which we have 
all been dreaming. 

At Mount Royal they were out too, with 
thq good old Stars and Stripes, waving us a 
goodbye. The train did not stop, so in the 
short moment we could not distinguish who 
was who, but we knew that they had come 
to say good bye, and we waved back; and 
everybody threw kisses to all of them. The 
colored porters were there, too, and we were 
glad to see them. 

On the train there were loads of things to 
do, packages to be opened, letters and cards 
to be written, songs to be sung and a jolly 
time was had altogether. 

About fifty of the delegation — there were 
one hundred and fifty altogether — made an 
inspection trip of the dining car kitchen of 
which Chef Brookins had charge; and 
Brookins was right there with the customary 
Baltimore and Ohio courtesy, as were also 
his helpers. Many and fine were the com- 
pliments paid our service, the dinners, the 
handling of the train, the courtesy — every- 
thing ! 

"It's all just delightful," declared Miss 
Morgan as she sat with the girls to have her 
picture taken. 

It was quite bed time when we arrived in 
New York. We went to the Hotel Pennsyl- 
vania where we were assigned to our 
splendid rooms, and soon we were off to 

We found the next morning that our ship, 
the "France," would not sail until Friday, 
and that we were to have two glorious days 
in New York. The program was made up 
of sight seeing tours, theatre parties, lunch- 
eons, and, on Thursday a reception at Miss 
Morgan's lovely home. What fortunate 
girls we are! 

And now, Friday morning, we are ready 
to sail. Our portmanteaus all packed, we 
are ready to receive our flags and to take 
busses for the dock. There are 64 in our 
party, the youngest being our little Magda- 

lene. The newspapers have made quite a 
fuss over her, but Magdalene says she sup- 
poses it all goes in with an ocean voyage. T 
forgot to say before in the story, that over 
in Washington Ambassador Jusserand chose 
her as one of the few girls with whom he 
shook hands. And, as the reporter told her, 
she's famous now. 

, Just at this m'oment Nina is fast asleep, 
sensible girl that she is, taking her last few 
minutes of beauty sleep before sailing. As 
for me, I'm too excited to sleep, at least, 
that's what I think. However, it may be 
only an inborn curiosity that makes me 
afraid I shall miss something. Well, just 

APRIL 20, 1923, will, presumably, be 
one of the many wonderful days, — 
"red-letter days—" to be marked in 
the calendar of reminiscences now beiog 
collated by the sweet trinity of "elect" 
contributed by the Baltimore and Ohio to 
the Good Will Delegation of the American 
Committee to Devastated France, promoted 
under the auspices and personal direction of 
Miss Anne Morgan, chairman of the execu- 
tive committee, whose many altruistic 
activities have made her name illustrious 
and her fame enduring, for — 

On that day, the day of their departure 
from New York for France they were 
signally honored by the management of the 
Baltimore and Ohio New York Terminals. 

The flagship of the Company's fleet of 
harbor tugs, the "Frederick D. Under- 
wood," with commodore "Andy" Bohlen 
at the helm, flying her bunting and carrying 
a distinguished party of local executives and 
representative officers from all branches of 
the servnce, some ladies, kiddies and the 
recording scribe (that's me) — about thirty 
persons in all, making up, as it were, quite a 
goodwill delegation in itself — steamed up 
the Hudson to the French line dock. Pier 57, 
North River, where waited the steamer 
"France" for her time and tide, ready to sail. 

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I The New York Tribune Said— | 
I As the big vessel backed into mid- j 
I stream blasts from the whistles of pass- I 
I ing tugs and ferryboats added to the | 
I din, while another tribute was paid to | 
I the departing women by fifty members | 
1 of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 1 
j ofiice force in this city, who were on | 
I a flag-draped tug that escorted the I 
I France down the Bay as far as Quar- | 
I antine. Three employes of the Rail- | 
1 road were in the party. j 

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so it's not the boat I'm sure it won't make 
much difference. 

Goodbye one and all! Don't forget us 
just because we're away, for the big thing 
about it all is I am sure we shall all be quite 
as anxious to get back to our desks and into 
our regular work again, as we are to sail. 

The greatest thrill of a long journey to me 
is the coming back home, 
"Where the folks are there to greet you, 
Where the dog runs out to meet you 
And the latch string hangs outside." 

Boarding the Hner the visiting party en- 
countered some difficulty in locating the 
unexpectant and therefore unprepared ob- 
jects of the demonstration, but scouting 
posses scurrying over the several decks 
finally succeeded in bringing the t ivo delega- 
tions "vis-a-vis" at the stem of the salon 
deck where cameramen were preparing to 
take pict ures of the whole colorful assemblage 
of youth, beauty and vivacity (an exaltation 
mixed with nervous flustration that, I fear, 
twenty-four hours later was destined to 
change to a state of "laissez-faire," or 
worse) . 

Though there was little time for anything 
more than introductions, the visitors were 
much impressed by the fine presence, good 
looks and "esprit" of the three Baltimore 
and Ohio graces, and they were made the 
subject of much complimentary "aside" 
comment. They will most worthily repre- 
sent the Best and Oldest American Railroad 
that made this fairy pilgrimage possible for 
them, and they will, surely, make a favor- 
able impression on the very impressionable 
francoises. (Let us pray for their protec- 
tion from the lures and wiles of divers 
counts and grand dukes wherewith France 
is swarming at present, for these fellows are 
great connoisseurs and susceptible to 
American charms.) 

After leaving the "France" the stay-at- 
home delegation returned to the "Under- 
wood," and when the big ship pulled out, 
accompanied her down-stream amid toots 
and cheers. The weather was balmy and 
fair, and by chance several Baltimore and 
Ohio tugs that happened to be in the 
vicinity caught the spirit, broke out their 
bunting, the Stars and Stripes and the blue 
and white " B. & O. " flag, and joined in the 
demonstration with their best "toot-toots." 

Believing that some of the lady readers of 
the Magazine would like to have a descrip- 
tive account of hats and gowns worn by the 

New York Terminals Turn Out Tugs 'n 
Toots 'n Everything to Bid Good 
Will Girls ^'Bon Voyage" 

By John Newman 
Terminal Timekeeper, Pier 22, N. R., New York 

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4. — 

Good Will 

Written in France By Margaret T. Stevens 

I saw a vision yesterday, a dream that brought to me 
An open book of life that is and things that ought to be; 
'Twas not a sunset, nor a stream, nor yet a bird-song dear, 
'Twas not the call of Springtime, nor a carol on my ear. 
Along the banks of River Rhone where gardens bright and green. 
Like Grandma's quilt lie patch by patch with stitches in between, 
A peasant woman waved her hand to see our train go by — 
A kindly face, a hearty smile, a little piercing eye. 

A broad-brimmed hat, a garden hoe within her wr nkled hands, 
But there beneath that quaint old frock a heart that understands. 
The same as yours or mine? Nay, more, of those, who, like her toil 
With sorrow showing through their smile, with hands that till the soil. 
I see inscribed upon their hearts the imprints of a war — 
And yet, they bravely "carry on" in spite of wound and scar. 
All pow'r to them, these women whom our hearts with joy would fill! 
'Tis such as these personify the meaning of Good Will ! 

female representation I want to state for 
their benefit or enjoyment that Miss 
Morgan was a "study in brown" with a 
golden-brown "creation" of what appeared 
to be the plumage plucked from the tail of 
a rooster on her head, and that, as far as I 
know, all the other ladies also wore crea- 
tions of some sort, with a flounce here, a 
frill there and ding-bust-emb and what-you- 
may-call-ems in other places; to sum up: 
the Baltimore and Ohio delegates-ess were 

delicatessen; the most fetching thing H^ey 
wore was their smiles and the most winning 
thing they did was blowing kisses from 
their fingertips to their enthusiastic well- 
wishers on board the "Underwood." 

May propitious fortune attend them and 
crowd into their six weeks' absence from 
home enough of "that which is good" to 
linger with them for the rest of their lives. 
Three cheers for Nina Spengler, Anna Lauer 
and our "Aunt Mary." 

Cincinnati Good Will Delegation Uses 
"Best and Only" 

HERE are seen ten oi the eleven Cin- 
cinnati Good Will Delegates to 
France, who left Cincinnati over the 
Baltimore and Ohio, April 14, for New York 
The picture was taken when they appeared 
at the office of General Passenger Agent 
Geo. W. Squiggins for their tickets and 
instructions. They are, reading left to 
right, seated: Miss Norma D. Hucke, rep- 
resenting Proctor & Gamble Company; 
Miss Gertrude Heiman, representing Hotel 
Sinton; Miss Helen K. Glenn representing 
the city of Covington, Ky. ; Miss Edna M. 
Hoelscher representing French Brothers; 
Bauer Company; Miss Gladys Harvey 
representing the Central Trust Company. 
Standing: Miss May A. English represent- 
ing the Edwards Manufacturing Company; 
Miss Henrietta McGrew representing the 
Ault & Wiborg Company; Miss Stella Jones 
representing the Proctor & Gamble 
Company; Mrs. John W. Chambers repre- 
senting the Gold Star Mothers, Miss 
Elizabeth Callahan representing the Fenton 
Company; Mr. Squiggins is also shown. 
The delegation was chaperoned by Miss 
F. H. Matheson, passenger representative. 
The party stopped over at Washington 

for two days, where they met a number ot 
delegates from other western cities arriving 
over the Baltimore and Ohio. The stop- 
over at Washington was for the purpose of 
permitting the delegates to become tam- 
iliarized with the Capital and the function- 
ing of its governmental institutions. At 
New York they were joined by delegates 
from other large cities throughout the 

The Special Good Will Train 

ONE of the accompanying photos is of 
Engineer E. J. Dennis and Fireman 
Schafler, who were in charge of 
engine 5212, handling the "Good Will" 
special carrying the 150 young ladies on 
their trip from Washington to New York, 
en route to France. 

The train consisted of three dining cars 
in charge of Conductors Robinson, Boylan 
and Ackerman and Inspector Sherman, si.x 
parlor cars and one combine coach. The 
train was in charge of Conductor G. W. 
Charshee and Brakeman J. J. Krastel, and 
left Washington at 5.00 p. m. reaching 
Philadelphia at 7.50 p. m., where the parlor 
cars were attached to regular No. 6. 

The train was handled carefully and 
promptly throughout the trip, and many 
favorable comments were made by the 
ladies regarding the pleasant ride given 
them by Engineer Dennis. ff^ 

Among the officers of the Baltimore and 
Ohio who accompanied the special were J. 
S. Murray, assistant to president; F. H. B. 
Bullock, Office of President; J. B. Scott, 
general eastern passenger agent; Superin- 
tendent F. G. Hoskins, District Master 
Car Builder W. W. Calder, Trainmaster 
C. E. Owens and Assistant Road Foreman 
George D. Coleman. 

Overheard on the Good 
Will Train 

While taking flash light photos 

Girls: "Oh, Mr. Photographer make us 
all real good looking, won't you?" 

Mr. Luckey: "How could I do any- 
thing else? " 

While a few copies of magazines were being 
given out 

"Isn't that fine. The Baltimore and 
Ohio is always thinking of something nice 
to do for their passengers!" 

Wasn't that the finest dinner you ever 
ate? The fish and chicken and everything 
were just lovely. 

"Has the Baltimore and Ohio any girls 
on this train? " 

"Yes, three. One of them is known as 
Aunt Mary, she writes the ladies' and 
children's pages in their Magazine. " 

"Ask that man coming through to point 
her out, I want to see her. " 

Passing Mt. Royal 

"Are we through Baltimore already? 
Isn't this a nice smooth run? We can 
hardly feel we are moving. That engineer 
must be a dandy, or else he is particularly- 
careful because he has a lot of girls on 
board. ' 

A Quick Trip 

By Conductor Sam Grace 

TRAIN 12 left Union Station, Washing- 
ton on the morning of March i, at 2.59 
a. m., arrivJfig Camden 3.44 a. m. 
On this train there was a lady passenger 
who was anxious to make a connection 
leaving Baltimore Union Station at 3.50. 
Through the efforts of the trainmaster at 
Washington, station master at Camden, 
and the writer, she was successful. 

A taxi was waiting and every assistance 
was given the lady to make a quick transfer 
from train to taxi at Camden. She 
arrived at the Union Station at 3.48 and 
at 3.50 was on her way on the train she 
desired to take. 

This incident shows that even though the 
passenger desired to use a competing 
railroad, our employes did everything in 
their power to assist her. 


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Did You S 

Smiling fv 
which these 1 
more and Ohit 
to the first meili 
more and Ohii iH 
Washington tc ili 
ed for these f 1 ijlit 
Photographer ; nj 

Miss Lau< 
of the picttui 
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left. MissAnlcii 
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extreme back k 
Miss Stevens 1 is 

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not have been gi 
for their long triifiit 
special train. Th 
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also the copy of tl 
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trip, as a pleasan 
early chapters. 

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'Good Will?" 

ittest the Good Wil 
I had for the Balti- 

I laving done justice 
their trip in Balti- 
ling cars, en route 
York, they gather- 
3;hts taken by Chief 
;y in the chair cars. 
I in the center front 
i: the right, Miss 
J mediately on her 
ti'Drgan's face can be 
j|e doorway in the 
the picture, with 
er right. 

ilifgreed that they could 
more auspicious start 
1 that enjoyed on the 
Hj joyed the ride, the ex- 
the taking of the pic- 
at they will all enjoy 
sue, which will be sent 
tjj; )e first stories of the 
,0 ainder of one of its 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 192J 

When the Goddess Was Forgotten 

Being the First Message of Our Good Will Girls from France 
By Margaret T. Stevens 

Dear Everybody: 

Xeve? in our lives did we ever imagine 
what it means to take a trip to a foreign 
country, to have a glorious send off, to 
come into contact with those who do not 
speak your language ! When we were told 
that the journey would be thrilling, we 
understood it to mean that in the only 
sense that we knew anything about 
thrills — but we knew nothing about thrills 
— until yesterday when we arrived at the 
boat, and from that time on. Perhaps it 
was because we had the most glorious send 
off of anybody on the steamer that we feel 
as though there is no way to describe just 
how we feel. But I must not get ahead 
of my story. 

On yesterday morning we were hustled 
into the Committees' rooms when we were 
given two silk American flags, one for our 
very own, the other to give to someone in 
France or to decorate some soldier's grave, 
then we were hustled off in busses to the boat. 
In a few moments, with being pulled and 
hauled around by photographers and re- 
porters we scarcely had time to see any of 
our New York friends, we were only able to 
be with them for a few minutes. Mr. 
Voorhees, Mr. Hamner, Mr. Scott, Mr. 
Kelley, Mr. Newman, Mr. Goolic, and a 
crowd of the girls and boys from the offices 
were there. We were simply deluged with 
flowers, fruits and candies. 

One of my New York relatives was there 
to introduce us to everybody of importance 
on the boat, and our meeting with the 
officers on Tuesday when Mr. Luckey took 
our pictures on the boat, made things just 
right for us wherever we went, but the 
most glorious and most thrilling thing that 
we ever experienced in our whole lives was 
leaving New York harbor. 

Truly we were not ourselves. There, 
in the wake of the ship was our own Balti- 
more and Ohio tug with all our friends on 
it. It came so close that we could distin- 
guish most of them, including the girls. 
We waved our flags and shouted, we took 
off our hats. Those on the tug signalled, 
yelled and called our names through the 
megaphone, wishing us "bon voyage." 
We forgot all else and thought we were 
in Heaven itself, nothing could be a nearer 
approach. We forgot France, we forgot 
the occasion, yes, we even forgot the statue 
of Liberty. Wasn't that disgraceful? But 
I am sure Uncle Sam will forgive us. We 
were simply wild. 

The tug followed the boat — then encir- 
cled it. Nina, Magdalene and I ran from 
fore to aft and back again, breathless but 
supremely happy. We waved our flags 
and threw kisses to those on the tug. The 
other passengers joined in the spirit and 

Mailed from Paris, April 27, 1923 

even held our arms while we waved the 
flags, for physical exhaustion was near. 
We had had no lunch, but we didn't know 
it. In the meantime letters and gifts were 
coming into our cabins. All these were 
wonderful, but our farewell to the Balti- 
more and Ohio meant more than all these. 
It was as though we were lifted from a plane 
of " commonplaceness " and carried on the 
wings of liberty to a place where all things 
else save a regard for what Ues in the heart 
of those who love us is forgotten. Surely 
there was never such an honor. 

Everybody on shipboard remarked about 
the magnificent send off that the Balti- 
more and Ohio girls had, and when at last 
the tug left us, it was only then that we 
realized that we had been the center of 
attention. Yet how could we help it? 

Mesdames et Messieurs. 

Our first experiences after the glorious 
send-off by the tugboat and the gifts from 
our friends were in getting acquainted with 
the people and in getting ourselves properly 
located. First of all we found that our 
staterooms had been changed and that our 
assignments did not agree with the names 
on the doors of the cabins. So at first I 
decided to remain in the cabin with Nina 
and Magdalene. Soon, however, the cabin 
steward tapped on the door: Pardon, but 
would Mademoiselle Lauer move to room 
355? Now, Mademoiselle Lauer was al- 
ready unpacked, so after looking over 355 
I decided that I would take that cabin 
with Miss Webster, the Pennsylvania 
Railroad girl from Wilmington. 

Then all went well once more. I unpack- 
ed, changed my dress and we went to lunch 
We were a bit confused with the menu, 
but the waiters all French were typically 
polite and willing to help us. It seems 
surprising however that they do not know 
English. And oh, you should hear the 
dinner bell! A big brass kettle-looking 
affair that the garcon beats with a baton. 
It makes cold chills run up and down our 

And oh, but we are learning French. 
As I now write, I am" putting in mind, of 
course, the corresponding French words. 
At last, the realization of my dreams — ■ 
to think in French! My grammar is 
terrible, but my vocabulary is increasing. 
The purser's son told us: "Count a day 
lost in which a new word or phrase is not 
learned." Magdalene and Nina have learned 
to say: "II fait beau temps. Je suis une 
Americaine. " 

Luncheon over, it is now about four 
1 o'clock. We find steamer chairs and rugs 
: already provided. The water is calm 
and we scarcely feel a tremor of the boat. 

e pace the deck several times. Ah, here 
at the bridge is Mr. Le Second Captain 
Friant, the man from La Rochelle who 
had his picture taken with us on Wednesday. 
It is good to meet him. He recognized us. 

"Ah, Mademoiselle will come into the 
salon, we must learn some French. Are 
we enjoying ourselves? Where are we 
seated at the table? Below? Ah, he will 
see that we have places at his table — that 
is, if we wish. Do we wish? We do, merci 

"Now, there is plenty of wine, the garcon 
will bring it for mademoiselle." 

"No, merci Monsieur, but we regret we 
do not drink wine." 

"Then cigarettes? No? Oh, perhaps 
a little beer? " 

We hardly know how to explain. 
Presently Magdalene solved the problem. 
She pointed to Nina and me and then to 
herself. "Dry," she said. 

"Ah! oh! yes! I know" laughed the 
Captain. "But nevaire in France you 
will not be dr\'. " 

He scratched his head, flicked imaginary 
dust from his sleeves, then his face lighted 
up : "Surely, zen, you will have a cup of tea 
with me. Yes we would with pleasure. 
He pushed the button. The garcon came 
and went. When he returned it was with 
enough tea and cakes for a regiment. 

It was five o'clock when we finished our 
tea and French conversation. The Cap- 
tain would translate French into English, 
then I translated it back in^o French. 
Nina barely survived the ordeal and poor 
Magdalene fell asleep in the Captain's big 
arm chair. 

Alors, we must dress for dinner. There 
is a great deal of dressing for dinner and we 
"in Rome must do as the Romans do." 

A tap came on our door "Here are ze 
cards pour Mademoiselle les places a la 
table. " The number was 36. After hav- 
ing been assigned numbers 15 and 13, we 
were anxious to know just what 36 looked 
like. We entered the dining room and the 
chief steward came forward. "Yes, No. 36 
was the Captain's table, upstairs (en haut). 
Would the mademoiselle please follow him 
and sign their names." Our names must 
be signed to everything. There are many 
papers to be signed for the rooms, for the 
table, for nothing at all — and horror of 
horrors — we must tell our ages at every 

As we are placed at the table, a tall, thin 
gentleman arose from the opposite side, 
extended his hand and said something like 
" Jesuiblaguastnsxpist stix!" We had to 
shake hands with him for the sake of court- 
tesy, for evidently he was being most kind 
to us, extending to us a hearty welcome to 
the table. He is perhaps 65 or 70, a bit 
stooped in the shoulder, but quite polished, 
a picture of a capable old gentleman. I 
told him that. I did not speak French very 
well, but that he perhaps spoke English. 
No, his vocabulary extended to about ten 
words in English and very little French, 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1923 


good German, good Italian — that was all! 
The Captain was not there so we had to 
piece out the conversation. At last it 
developed that the old gentleman is the 
Commissioner of Immigration of Hun- 
gary. He is most peculiar, funny and fond 
of teasing. With his mixture of German 
and French we managed to puzzle out a 
conversation agreeable to all. He showed 
us several rings, then offered them to 
Magdalene, saying "How much will you 

give me if I marry you and take you to 
Budapest? Two million dollars? I am 
not old, I am a young man." At this 
moment his wedding ring came off, Mag- 
dalene looked at the inscription — 1907. 
"Ah no, zat is not mein wcib--no-no- 1 mean 
zees ring is my fazzer's ring marriage!! 
"Then you are a little boy?" "Ah! h- h- 
yes, I am very young." 

( To he conlitiued) 

"We Sail the Ocean Blue" 

Life Aboard Ship Fascinates Our Good Will Girls 
By Margaret T. Stevens 

THE girls from Baltimore are a fine lot, 
all different, yet each fine in her own 
way. Mrs. Blair is a most delightful 
woman; Miss Quarles is very lovely to look 
at; Miss Slee is most thoughtful of every- 
body. There are little things she does 
without even wishing to let you know that 
she is doing them. Miss Freeny is a sweet 
girl, but we regret to say she was ill the 
first three days out of New York. Miss 
Conway of the National Enameling & 
Stamping Company is capable and wiUing. 
Last night we saw her for the first time in 
evening dress and she surprised us beyond 
measure; she was actually gorgeous. 

Monsieur le Commandanl Roch, Monsieur 
le Capitaine Friand, Monsieur le Purser 
Dantec, and Monsieur le Maitre d'Holel 
are delightful persons. And there is the 
purser's son, an attractive little fellow 
of about 20 years of age who thinks 
his father is most magnificent. His filial 
devotion is beautiful to see. When asked 
to do anything he invariably says: " I must 
to ask my papa. Oh, Pa-pa, Pa-pa! " Then 
papa will turn around and come back with 
a funny little strut and a most engaging 
smile. Last night someone asked me if 
Magdalene and the young man were brother 
and sister. Thinking this quite a joke, I 
told Monsieur Dantec, "Oh, it is tunny! " he 

said. "I must now adopt the little Made 
moiselle Lauer. Mademoiselle, will you 
have me for your papa?" 

"Oh, yes, I should like that," declared 

"Then I make room for you. I have tw©- 
daughters already. You will make three. 
How nice. Good night, Mademoiselles." 

"Good-night, my Pa-pa," sang Magda- 
lene. And the Commandant, standing 
nearby, twisted his big black mustache and 
laughed heartily. 

Miss Marguerite Stephenson, one of the 
members of the party and a captain in the 
"Good Will Army" is one of my buddies. 
Why? For many reasons but especially are 
we together because we have work in com- 
mon. Perhaps I must tell you. I am now 
appointed lieutenant in charge of five girls. 
Perhaps I shall get decorated when I get to 
Paris. Who knows? My girls are: Nina 
and Magdalene, Miss Webster of the P. R. 
R., Wilmington; Misses Ward and Black- 
well from Atlanta. My duties are to see 
that nobody is ill or lonesome, and to pass on 
the notices that come to us, and to make 
myself generally useful. Ah, it is a great 
favor to be a lieutenant ! 

"Mother" Buswell, one of our chap- 
erones, is a gold star mother, with one son 
who died in a German prison. She will 

decorate his grave. And yet, des[)ite it all, 
she is a human dynamo of energy and fun. 
She will have fun at her own funeral. 

The deck steward, with sandy hair and a 
nice smile, says he is happy today, will be 
happier tomorrow, and most hajjpy the day 
after tomorrow, for he will be nearly home 
with his little family in Havre. How 
proud these French people are of their 
families! The officers have their salons 
decorated with pictures of their wives and 
children.. Captain Friand has a magnificent 
photograph of his wife and many snapshots 
of his children, of whom he speaks with 
sparkling eyes. Yes, when there arc no 
words, eyes may serve quite as well. 

On the evening of the first day, I was 
moved again, by order of the chief steward, 
to another room — 543 — a much larger and 
nicer room. I slept there on that night. 

La Salle de Luxe— and Bilge Water 

It was eight o'clock this morning. I 
was about to go to breakfast when Tap, 
Tap, Tap! "Who is there?" 

"It is I, mademoiselle, the steward. I 
have orders for you to move to Cabin 306. " 

"But, Monsieur, I have moved three 
times already. " 

"I know, but come with me and see 306. " 

I came. It was a fine outside stateroom 
with three berths, a double washstand, a 
bureau, three mirrors, and a wardrobe. 

"All for me — by myself?" 

"Oh, yes, mademoiselle. By order of the 
steward. He see you are what you call 
4>rlitor of a magazine. He know your 
friends. He have hope, perhaps, you will 
like ze pacquet boat 'France'." 

Can you imagine such hospitality? Such 
service! Why, they even go so far as to turn 
down our covers, take our nighties from our 
bags, and spread them on our beds. Our 
clothes are hung up nicely, our shoes always 
placed together with stockings inside, our 
flags arranged artistically. Yesterday there 
was a bunch of grapes in my fruit basket. 
To my surprise, when entering room 
last night I found them tied by a ribbon and 
suspended over my bed, hanging from the 
brass rods of the rack to resemble a grape 

The Good Will Delegation from Cincinnati, which used our line to Washington, with George W. Squiggins, General Passenger Agent 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ2J 

arbor. It was pretty indeed, but I have not 
discovered whether it was intended as a 
joke or whether I am supposed to he in bed 
and pluck grapes from above my head. 

This morning, Mr. Pichler, whom we 
have named "Mr. Pickler, " took us on an 
expedition around the ship. First of all he 
showed us his handsome suite of rooms, the 
salle de luxe. He evidently is an impor- 
tant personage, and commands much re- 
spect on board. Then, in contradiction, so 
it seemed, we took a journey to the third 
class. How nice it was to see that among 
all these foreigners huddled together, many 
of whom were going back to visit their 
native countries, there was every sem- 
blance of perfect order and enjoyment. 
Certainly, at this time, for though they 
came from various nationalities, they were 
at this moment understanding each other. 
The great musicians oti board, who played 
for the dances in the room of Louis XIV, 
were playing for these people. Music is the 
language that all speak. After hearing of 
the horrors of third-class passengers, we 
were surprised to find that, despite the 
nauseating odor of bilge water, the eating 
and sleeping quarteis were practically as 
comfortable as our own. Not so elaborate, 
but in the same general layout. The dining 
tables were long, with benches on each side, 
but everything was clean, and according to 

les affiches, the food reasonable and well 

And when the great artists have departed, 
there is always the "Nickelodeon" where 
one may have automatic music for dancing 
for a nickel deposited in the slot. 

The second-class is almost as good as 
ours, save the motion of the boat is a little 
more pronounced and there does not appear 
to be as much ventilation. However, 
these get almost the same service as the 
first class passengers. M. Caperiere, the 
purser of the second class, with M. Dantec, 
the first-class purser's son, invited us to the 
salon of the second-class in the afternoon, 
where they worked hard to teach us the 
intricacies of the French Tango. One does 
not dance in the afternoon in first-class, 
but there is a player piano in the second 
class that may be used at any time. At 
night only American dances in the room of 
Louis Quatorze. 

On the afternoon of April 22, we again 
had tea with Captaine Friand. This time 
Magdalene kept awake. There was another 
member of the party. Lieutenant Arigot. 
After tea we borrowed coats and hats from 
the captain and had some pictures taken. 
Every minute is filled. We have little time 
to write. When one eats from five to six 
times a day, and it is necessary to dress at 
least three times, to promenade a mile or 

two around the deck, and to speak with 
acquaintances at every few steps, pray tell 
me where there can be found time for any- 
thing. We sleep wonderfully well and eat 
everything. The weather could not be 
better and the sea is almost calm at times. 
There has been no serious case of mal de 
mer, thank goodness. We three have never 
felt better in our lives. 

There are two people whom I must not 
forget to mention: a musician and our 
waiter. The musician in question has big 
bushy grey locks. He plays the cello, and 
looks for all the world like the picture of 
Beethoven. But the music is exquisite. 
Our waiter pretends not to understand a 
word of English and makes us give our orders 
in French, It is very funny, for when one of 
us gets the pronunciation of some article of 
food correctly, the others invariably order 
"le meme chose" the same thing. ■ The 
waiter is a big, tall, good-looking French- 
man, who laughs much. Indeed, we have 
never seen people Hke these French whc 
seem to be happy at all times. Never have 
we seen one without a smile. There is 
nothing too much for them to do. The 
waiter, on hearing me praise the French 
gateaux (cakes) secured for me, the recipe 
for a French dessert. You may be sure I 
am glad to have it for our women's depart- 
ment of the Magazine. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 192J 


Remembering the Railroad 

I must not forget to tell of the fine com- 
pliments which we have heard about the 
Baltimore and Ohio service. It was a great 
advertisement for our Railroad, the trip 
from Washington to New York. And the 
passengers, whenever they pass, say some- 
thing to remind us of our glorious send-ofl. 
The members of the crew tell us that we 
should be very proud. There is no use to 
tell us this. We are. 

We are very fond of the French cooking. 
Each time we go to the table we say, "We 
shall eat very little tliis time" but when we 
arise we have had a bit of most everything 
on the menu. It is wonderful that we have 
such fine containers, 


Sunday, April 22. Last night there was a 
notice which said a mass would be said at 
9.30. Only one of our group is a Catholic, 
but we decided that since it is the Sabbath 
we must have some semblance of religious 
services, so all three went to mass. To our 
surprise, the fine orchestra — the one which 
plays for the dances — played during the 
entire service. The Ave Maria is ever a 
beautiful thing. The violin, so like a 
human voice calling from the silence, the 
great white caps which could be seen from 
the windows, the dull roar of the ship's 
machinery, the clouds of smoke drifting by, 
with every now and then a porpoise and 
his mate leaping from the water; the low 
voice of old Father Conon from Port au 
Prince chanting the mass — it was some- 
thing that could not be forgotten. We 
thought of home and our loved ones, of 
those to whom Wf, are indebted for this 
wonderful experience, of Elysian Fields, of 
poetry, art, and music, of mother, father, 
God and Heaven, of prayer and solitude, 
anxiety and loneliness, ot our own insig- 
nificance and shortcomings. What is it? 
Why? I cannot answer. It cannot be told 
in words. It is only the heart which speaks 
in times like these. 

La Dance 

Monday, April 23. Another thing very 
surprising to us is that Sunday evening is 
the most popular evening for the dance — for 
those who dance on Sunday, and although 
we did not dance in the evening, we were 
duty bound to dress up in our best frocks 
for dinner and for the exquisite concert 
which followed. With Nina in green geor- 
gette and black velvet, Magdalene in 
American Beauty and silver, and I in pink 
and rose, we felt quite gorgeous indeed. 
Old Monsier Pickles was dolled up in even- 
ing clothes, seated near the doorway. When 
we entered there were only two vacant 
chairs in the concert hall. The girls went 
ahead so when I entered Monsieur Pickles 
arose and extended his hand, boA'ed pro- 
foundly, kissed my hand, and led me to the 
seat which we had lately occupied. With 
an air of a duchess I swept grandly into it, 
much to the amusement and delight of the 

American spectators. Make-believe Land 
it all seems, where Cinderella and Puss-in- 
Boots seem to step out of picture frames and 
some fairy godmother turns us into fairies 
ourselves. No, Queen Elizabeth has no 
charms for me, for, as the Chinaman said 
when a woman advertised for a ladies' maid 
"me she. " 


It is so easy to make a mistake in French. 
Mrs. Conway found herself saying "Thank 
you, dear heart" {Merci, moncouer) in- 
stead of "Thank you very^much " {Merci 

The deck steward asked one of the girls 
to tell him what book she was reading. She 
replied "Very well. Thank you" blushing 
readily, for she thought he was asking 
about her liver {livre-book .) . 

One of our girls from Norfolk and a 
young man from Porto Rico were intro- 
duced. They danced together and sat to- 
gether but poor souls ! They could not con- 
verse save with their eyes; she speaks no 
French or Spanish, and he speaks ni< 
English. But their eyes are remarkable, 
and we feel sorry for the poor chap left 
behind in Virginia. 

The Morgue, Eggs and Potatoes 

This morning we spent in writing letters. 
It passed before we reaHzed it. Here one 
takes such a long time to eat that before 
one meal is over it is time to eat again. At 
2.00 o'clock there was a lecture by Madame 
Clemont, who told of the customs among 
the girls of France. Then followed — for us 
three — a trip with Captain le Friand to 
other sections of the boat, including the 
hospital and — horror of horrors! — the mor- 
tuary. The Captain regretted exceedingly 
that he could not inform us the cost of 
transportation of a corpse. 

From here we went to the gymnasium 
with its mechanical horses and camel, the 
racer bicycles, and the row-boats; pulleys 
and electric batteries. We had a wonder- 
ful time riding a bicycle and trying out the 
various pieces of apparatus until we were 
dripping wet with perspiration. Following 
this was our afternoon tea and Magdalene 
went to have her hair shampooed — oh, yes, 
one may have all conveniences on ship- 
board — while Nina and I joined the games 
which were being played on deck. A sack 
race came first. Halfway down the deck 
my sack slipped off, and my feet came out. 
So that ended that. 

Then the garcon brought hard-boiled 
eggs, and it was well that they were boiled — 
and long spoons for the egg race. Of the 
first three who started, Nina was one. She 
made great headway. Passengers lined up 
on each side begun to cheer, and I watched 
the little green hat touch the line, turn, and 
come back, and once again over the home 
Hne in the lead of all. How proud I was 
when the prize was given her, a French flag. 
Then came my turn, and soon, to my 
delight, I found myself also in the lead. 

"Mademoiselle, I decorate you with the 
flag of France," said M. Laferiere, purser 
of the second-class, pinning the flag on me. 

Speaking of honors, we are certainly 
getting ours and more. 

Dinner, a concert under the direction of 
M. Vandocuvre, and a dance kept us occu 
pied until 1 1.30. 

( To be continued) 

A Consistent "On Time" Per- 

By C. W. Dixon, Car Distributor 

THE accompanying photo shows engine 
864, regularly assigned to Trains 
37 and 38, running between Gassa- 
way and Charleston, W. Va. in charge 
of Engineer A. Tierney (in gangway) 
and Fireman J. C. McTheney. The 
performance of these trains is about as 
near 100 per cent as we can hope to 
get it. 

A few daj's ago engine 864 lost bottom 
gib hner out of cross head, but the engineer 
and fireman again proved themselves 
masters of the situation, as they have 
done many times before. These men 
found some plaster lath near by, 
and proceeded to take up vertical and 
horizontal lost motion by wiring lath 
securely to the guide. They brought 
their train to Gassaway "On Time." 

"Tab" Tierney, as he is affectionately 
known to everyone on the Charleston 
iJivision, has many years service to his 
credit, and that his record is of the best 
goes without saying when it is known 
that the incident recorded is but one of 
many. "Mac," his fireman, is also well 
known and while his service is not so long 
as his engineer's, his record contains more 
than one "red" mark. 

Consistent "On^Tirae" performers. Engineer 
"Tab" Tierney (in gangway) and Fireman 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig2j 

Death of W. R. D. Dent 

WILLIAM R. D. DENT, counsel, 
Relief Department, Grafton, W. 
Va., died at his home. West Wash- 
ington Street, Grafton, W. Va., on April 30. 

Mr. Dent was in the service of the 
Baltimore and Ohio for many years, and 
had been instrumental in making the 
Savings Feature of the Relief Department 
a success in Grafton, and in assisting many 
of his -fellow employes to own their homes. 

Mr. Dent was 71 years of age, and 
through his death Grafton has lost one of 
its oldest and best known citizens. He 
had lived in this town since 1877, practic- 
ing law, and during his residence had 
become prominent in business, political 
and fraternal circles. 

Besides being president of the Merchants 
and Mechanics Bank, he had a long record 
of public office. In 1877 he was internal 
revenue collector. He was a nominee of 
the Democratic party in 1894 for state 
senator, and was secretary of the con- 
gressional committee in the campaign of 
1896. He was a delegate to the convention 
which nominated William Jennings Bryan 
for president, and in 1898 he was elected 
a member of the state legislature from 
Taylor County. He also served as city 
collector of Grafton and was Democratic 
nominee in the race against Judge Fortney 
of the circuit court bench. 

Mr. Dent was a prominent member of 
Grafton lodge No. 15, A. F. and A. M., of 
which he was a past master. He was 
secretary of Copestone Chapter No. 12 

and of Crusade Commandery No. 6 for 
many years. 

Mr. Dent was not married. His sur- 
viving relatives are a sister, Mrs. Annie D. 
Woodmansee, Los Angeles ; one half brother, 
A. B. Dent, New York; one half sister, Mrs. 
Jessie Smith, New York, and his nephew, 
Herbert Dent, who is assistant counsel 
at Grafton. 

L. F. Thompson, Oldest Ex- 
Employe of the Baltimore 
and Ohio, Passes Away 

LF. THOMPSON, oldest ex-employe 
, of the Baltimore and Ohio, died on 
April 22 at the home of his daughter, 
Mrs. C. A. Swearingen, Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Mr. Thompson was the oldest of eight 
children. He was born in Prince William 
County, Virginia on September 22, 1823. 
In his boyhood and early youth he looked 
after grist and saw mills and wool carding 
machines for his father. He attended pub- 
lic school, walking three miles daily to the 
school house. Built of logs, the school 
room had an earth floor smoothed over. 
The teacher made and mended the quill 
pens then in use. There was also a large 
log fireplace and the school boys were 
required to gather firewood. 

After leaving school, Mr. Thompson 
attended an academy in Loudon County, 
known as the Lisbon Institute. Later he 
attended a classical school, studying ancient 
languages, literature and mathematics. 

He taught school for some years, and in 
1848 moved to West Virginia, then a part 

of the State of Virginia. His first journey 
was on horseback over the mountains. He 
returned to Virginia, where he married and 
took his wife back to West Virginia by 
stage coach. 

Finding the position of teacher unre- 
munerative, and his health failing, Mr. 
Thompson sought employment with the 
Baltimore and Ohio as brakeman in 1857. 
He started his long railroad career on the 
North West Virginia Railroad, between 
Grafton and Parkersburg, which had just 
been completed. Later this road became 
a part of the Baltimcye and Ohio. In i860 
he was promoted to freight conductor. He 
became a passenger conductor shortly 
before the Civil War broke out, and his 
train transported the regiment of Union 
soldiers to Webster, where it engaged in the 
first land battle of the war at PhilHppi, 
W. Va., May 28, 1861. 

In 1862 Mr. Thompson went to Parkers- 
burg where he took a position in the Freight 
Office, remaining there the balance of his 
active railroad career. 

Mr. Thompson's first run as a brakeman 
was on a cold day in March. In the early 
days cabooses were not furnished, and the 
brakemen were obliged to ride on the roofs 
of the cars. The day was bitterly cold and 
he had decided that he did not care to 
continue railroading as a career and that 
he would get off at the next station, but 
shortly after the sun came out and he 
decided to remain in the service. 

Mr. Thompson was placed on the retired 
list in 1900. 

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By Ireland-Courlsey of the Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ2J 


I Safety Roll of Honor 

Staten Island Lines 

Captain Orlando Garner, in charge of Tug 
BALTIMORE, at 2.15 a. m. March 23, 
found Float No. 153 at Pier 21, East River, 
in a sinking condition. He placed suction 
and syphon in float and asked Tug Dis- 
patcher for assistance. Tugs NARRA- 
patched to assist with result that float and 
cargo were saved. Float No. 153 at the 
time contained three cars of flour, one car 
■ot meal and one car of pipe, also three 
empty -cars. 

Telephoner P. A. Lord, while on duty at 
Arthur Kill, "A. K. " Bridge, 9.20 a. m. 
March 1 1 , observed fire under cars near 
ofBce. Made investigation and found ties 
burning under cars. Exinguished fire, avert- 
ing serious loss. 

Captain Irving W. Titus, in charge of Tug 
BALTIMORE, while at Dock No. 6, St. 
George at 9.20 p. m. March 2, observed 
something floating near Municipal Ferry 
Rack. Investigation developed that it was 
Baltimore and Ohio Barge No. 121 which 
had broken adrift from Lighterage Piers. 
Towed barge back to Pier No. 2, St. George. 

Baltimore Division and Baltimore 
Terminal Division 

Conductor J. E. McFarland. February 
16, while on No. 698, noted hot journal box 
S. R. L. 1 7415, set car off' and notified car 

Lineman W. R. Hatfield, February 27 
10.00 p. m. While at home near Gaither' 
Md., heard cars hitting hrrd as Extra West' 
engine 4402, passed. Upon investigation 
found broken rail. Flagged another train, 
notified dispatcher and arranged with 
trackmen to make repairs. 

Foreman W. Day. While at home near 
Gaither, February 28, heard unusual noise 
"when Extra West, Engine 41 13, passed. 
On investigation found broken rail. Flag- 
ged No. 93, called trackmen to make re- 
pairs and notified dispatcher. 

Trackman Vernon R. Wolfe, working at 
Hoods Mill, March 3, observed broken 
truck under load stock N. P. 90280. Stop- 
ped train and ad\-ised conductor. 

Trackman S. Duvall. March 7, while 
Extra East, Engine 4466, was standing at 
Gaither, noted eight inches of flange broken 
out of wheel, Baltimore and Ohio 148061. 
Notified conductor, who set car off. 

Brakeman H. C. Cage. On March 13 
observed broken rail in the old West Bound 
Hopper Yard track. Advised trackmen. 

Engineer H. L. Frame. While on Engine 
4611, March 11, standing at Newark, ob- 
served defective arch bar under car in train 
No. 94. Reported condition to qperator. 

Conductor A. H. Beard. March 26. Ob- 
ser\-ed car of pipe which appeared to be un- 
safe in passing extra. Notified operator, 
Monrovia. Investigation developed load 
had shifted. 

Hostler J. Bishop. March 29. Observed 
swinging floor on car in train No. 691, 
passing Aikin, Md. Train was stopped and 
door nailed up. 

Cumberland Division 

Foreman J. A. Ohaver. Observed 24 
inches of flange break off wheel. Extra East 
71 14, descending 17 mile Grade, A])ri! 7. 
Notified conductor, and train stopped before 
car derailed. 

Engineer W. Knotts. April 3. Felt what 
he thought was broken rail near Flower 
Garden; reported to operator Blaser. On 
return trip to ]VI. & K. Junction, stopped 
and located broken rail, and on arrival at 
M. and K. Junction, took track men back 
to make repairs. 

Conductor C. L. Dotson, meeting Extra 
2886 East at Caddell observed broken flange 
on L. S. X. 3419, March 22. Notified con- 
ductor and car set off. 

Conductor G. C. Nine, March 10, while 
descending Newburg Grade, observed 
broken rail near Austen station. Reported 

Operator A. C. Hardy. Observed broken 
rail in Little Cacapon Cut, March 3, Con- 
dition reported. 

Trackwalker P. J. Kerns. While patrol- 
ling track near Green Spring, April 2, ob- 
served truck derailed under C. B. &. Q. 
35291 in train of C. V. engine 4470. Ad- 
vised conductor who stopped train. Prompt 
action saved serious derailment. 

Trackman D. H. Murphy. March 20. 
Observed 14 inches of flange broken off car 
wheel in Extra East 4475. Reported to 
operator. West Cumbo; train stopped and 
car set out. 

Conductor B. 8. Myerswith. Brunswick 
Digger. April 6, observed bent axle under 
A. C. L. 41482 in train No. 29, passing 

Weverton. Reported to operator, Mur- 
tinsburg, and car set off. 

Messenger W. R. Kane. Harpers Ferry. 
Discovered fire on bridge crossing Potomac 
River, March 28. .'Xdvised ;igeiU, who with 
assistance of other employes extinguished 
blaze with a slight damage. Prompt action 
of Messenger Kane averted serious fire and 
interruption to traffic. 

Connellsville Division 

Yard Brakeman F. H. Baxter. March 
25. ( )bserved brake rigging down on car 
in train of Extra 7300. Stopped train and 
had brake rigging removed. 

Pittsburgh Division 

Operator J. P. Davidson. IvAvton. April 
9, observed brakes sticking on two cars in 
train of Extra 4538-4274. Bled air on these 
two cars and released brakes. 

Operator W. D. Drum. Layton Tower. 
Observed hot l)ox on car in Extra West, 
Engine 4565, April 8. Crew notified and 
car set off at Jacobs Creek. 

Leverman J. Tobies. Demmlcr, -Xpril 
8. Observed brake beam down on car in 
train of No. 94. Notified crew and repairs 


Operator C. W. Potts. Etna. Obser\-ed 
wheels sliding on car in train of First No. 
94, Ai)ril 7. Notified conductor and condi-' 
tion corrected. 

Telegraph Lineman M. C. Shank. Ob- 
served broken wheel on car in train No. 81. 
Reported to opertor, Gilkeson; crew ad- 
vised and car set out for repairs. 


Conductor B. R. Bragg, Flagman H. E. 
' Bragg, Brakeman C. C. Coger. .^pril 14. 
While doing local work at Shady Side, 
Conductor Bragg heard an unusual noise. 
Walking back he found a land slide about 
5 poles south of his caboose, blocking main 
line. Left flagman to protect and proceeded 
to Gassaway reporting obstruction. Brake- 
man Coger, after being relieved volun- 
teered to assist in clearing slide. While 
protecting slide Flagman Bailes walked 
south one and one half miles to section 
camp and called men to assist in clearing. 

Agent C. A. Orrahood. FlatwCfod, W. 
V'a. .^pril 23. Forwarded to Stores Depart- 
ment two good shovels and one fire hook 
picked up near his station. 

Statement of Observances and Corrections by Operators, Cumberland Division 

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March 12 Ex.W. 4468 O. P. Freshour Operator. Sleepy Creek. 

March 17 Ex. E. 4432 O. J. . . . | Operator. Hancock 

March 21 Ex.W. 4477 J- L- Schroder. Operator. Martinsburg.. 
March 26 10 5084 J. L. Schroder. Operator. Martinsburg.. 
March 29 Ex. E. 4429 F. A. Gates. . . Operator. Sir Johns Run 
March 31 93 4440 J. L. Schroder. Operator. Martinsburg.. 
April I Ex. E. 4482 J. L. Schroder. Operator. Martinsburg.. 

April 9 .... A. E. Whitlock Lineman. Green Spring. 

April 10 Ex. E. 7203 W. B. Durr. . . Operator. Blaser 

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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ip2j 

Charleston Division 

Conductor B. R. Bragg, Engineer A. F. 
Vorholt, Fireman J. Buckner, Brakemen 
C. C. Cogar, R. Shelton and H. E. Bragg. 

April 10, found slide on track at Mile Post 
39 plus 4 poles. By voluntary service re- 
moved slide. Train delayed only thirty- 
five minutes. 

Mr. Guy Wooddell. Gillespie, W. Va. 
March 20, found broken rail near Mile 
Post 66. Waited one hour and fifteen 
minutes to flag train No. 62, and notify 
crew of damage. 

Conductor D. Harmon, Flagman P. R. 
Davis, Brakeman P. H. Steele and E. L. 
Steele, packed hot boxes on two cars, 
averting necessity of setting off and loss of 

Conductor T. Smith, Engineer F. Kerri- 
gan, Fireman J. E. Gum, Baggagemaster 
G. V. Jeffries and Brakeman L. E. Stal- 
naker. Train 53. March 16. Found tree 
on track, just east of Imperial. With 
assistance of Conductor H. E. Rowan, who 
was deadheading on train, secured tools 
from Mr. A. W. Sizemore, and removed 
obstruction. Delay only thirty-five min- 
utes to train. 

Brakeman H. F. James. March 23. 
While of{ duty, found rock fall on track near 
Gassaway. Cleared what he could handle, 
and remained to flag No. 58. 

Chicago Division 

Operator W. A. Rinehold. Kimmell, 
Ind. Observed hot box, Train 94, April 11. 
Stopped train and advised crew. 

Agent B. G. Zimmerman. Bascom, Ohio. 
Fire destroyed tile factory at Bascom, April 
12. Through his prompt action two cars 
standing alongside factory, on siding, were 
immediately removed, averting probable 
destruction and hea\-y loss. 

Operator W. F. McCormick. Observ ed 
car in bad condition on stock special, April 
6. Flagged train by hand signals. Investi- 
gation developed brakes sticking and wheel 
red hot. Prompt action probably averted 
serious accident. 

Foreman D. H. Mocmaw, Willard, Ohio. 
April 5. Found broken rail three miles west 
of Attica. Advised operator, Attica, and 
left flagman to protect until new rail could 
be secured. 

Operator G. E. Baker. St. Joe, Ind. 
April 10. Observed hot box in train Extra 
East 4018. Advised crew, train stopped 
and car set off. 

Ticket Agent Brown. Fort Wayne and 
Interurban Company, Garrett, Ind. On 
April 2, at 6.30 p. m. called Baltimore and 
Ohio Dispatcher by telephone, advising 
him that motorman of an interurban car 
reported brake rigging dragging on car in 
Extra East 4291, when train passed Auburn 
Junction. A letter cf appreciation has been 
written to General Manager Munton of the 
Interurban Company. 

Operator F. M. Thornton. While on his 
way to work on April 23, found car door 
laid across eastbound main track. Removed 
obstruction just in time to clear train No. 34. 

Newark Division 

Operator H. G. Dunsen, Mount Vernon, 
Ohio. Observed brake beam down on car 
in Train 47, on April 5. Condition reported 
to crew and corrected. 

Master Raymond Decker, school boy. 
Lowell, Ohio. On March 2 observed 

broken rail one and one half miles east of 
Lowell. Returned to Lowell and advised 
operator, and upon his request flagged 
train No. 181, which had already left 
Marietta. Prompt action averted possi- 
bility of accident. 

On March 19 Conductor J. A. Mitchell 
was active in helping out a bad situation in 
connection with movement of Trains 78 
and 89. Mr. Mitchell came to the yard and 
assisted in switching out a car of meat to 
avert stopping 78 when pulling around depot. 
This permitted his train to move more 
promptly than would have been the case 
had 78 waited and picked up car after going 
to west side. 

Akron Division 

Brakeman G. W. Harris, Train 31, April 
12. While flagging observed car on house 
track with brake beam down and brake 
shoes off wheels. Condition reported. 

Car Repairman S. T. Johnson. Sterling. 

Observed something wrong with train as 
Extra East Engine 4041 passed him. 
Stopped train and investigation developed 
hopper door connection loose on S. V. & E. 
228540, which had derailed front wheels of 
rear truck. 

Conductor L. L. (Mont.) Wagner. In 

charge of stock train, March 14, while 
passing interlocking plant, Warwick, ob- 
served brake shoe stuck in No. 5 switch 
point. Stopped train and assisted in re- 
moving obstruction. 

Operator G. A. McBride. Sterling, Ohio. 
Observed wheels sliding on car in train of 
Extra East 4004. Advised Conductor, who 
stopped train and found brakes sticking. 

Conductor E. G. Manson. On April i 
found broken rail near Beach City. Ad- 
vised Dispatcher to arrange for protection 
of trains until repairs could be made. 

Brakeman E. E. Brown. New Castle 
Junction. April 8 observed brake beam 
down under car in train of Extra 4286. 
Condition reported. 

Car Inspector L. L. Leslie. Warwick. 
Observed two springs working out of truck 
of car in passing train on April 17. Crew 
advised and car set out for repairs. 

Trackman Fred Repp. Lodi. Standing 
in front of his home, observed plank across 
rail, at public crossing near "OD" Tower. 
Removed obstruction. 

Death of Joseph Schoenberger 

the oldest and best known railroad men 
in Cincinnati, died suddenly on Decem- 
ber 6, 1922, at his home in that city, at the 
age of 75. 

Mr. Schoenberger commenced his rail- 
road career when 14 years of age, before 
the Civil War, as an engine wiper in Storrs 
Yard, Cincinnati. In 1864 he was pro- 
moted to fireman in the yards, and shortly 
after was given a run between Cincinnati 
and Louisville, on the old O. and M. road. 
In 1 87 1 he was promoted to be an engineer 
between these two cities, running in both 
freight and passenger service for many 
years, after which he was again assigned to 
Storrs Yard. He retired in 1916. 

Mr. Schoenberger's record was an ex- 
ceptional one, few men being privileged to 
spend sixty years in a service fraught with 
so much danger. It was a clean record, 
not marred with even one reprimand. 
His was faithful service, representing the 
highest kind of loyalty to duty. 

When Mr. Schoenberger retired, he wore 
the gold honor button, but better than this 
was his consciousness of having performed 
his duty in a loyal and honorable manner, 
and that the Baltimore and Ohio recog- 
nized and appreciated this. He was popu- 
lar among his fellow employes; always 
interested in movements tending to promote 
the welfare of railroad men, and particu- 
larly active in their behalf as president and 
member of the advisory board of Local 
No. 604 of the Brotherhood of Locomotive 
Engineers. He also enjoyed the distinc- 
tion of honorary membership in the Balti- 
more and Ohio Veterans' Association. 

Funeral services were held on December 
9 at St. Martin's Church, of which Mr. 
Schoenberger had been a lifelong member. 
Many members of railroad and fraternal 
organizations were present at the services 
and followed his body to the grave. 
Masonic services were conducted at the 
cemetery by the Worshipful Master of the 
Lodge in which Mr. Schoenberger had been 
initiated more than thirty years ago. 

He Got His Lost Grip! 

Toronto, Ont., 

April 4, 1923 

Mr. John P. Dugan, 
Baltimore and Ohio R. R., 
Baltimore, Md. 

Dear Sir: 

I received my grip today in good condi- 
tion, and I want to say that I did appreciate 
the efforts you put forth in securing it for 
me. I don't know that I will ever be able 
to repay you for your trouble, but if you 
ever come to Toronto I want yo}f. to call 
me up on the telephone at least. 

I expect to be going through Baltimore 
on my way to Florida next winter and will 
certainly try and see you. 

Thanking you again for what you have 
done for me, I am 

Yours truly, 

(Signed) H. Buchanan 

Guy Wooddell, who walked two miles to report 
a broken rail 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ip2j 


Among Ourselves 

Baltimore and Ohio and Baltimore 
and Ohio Annex Building 

Law Department 

Correspondent, George W. Haulenbeek 

In my eightieth year I have had a new 
experience. I have been an inmate of St. 
Joseph's Hospital, a grand institution, and 
I have been inducted into the operating 
room. Under the care of Dr. Fechtig I 
have been a visitor to the operating table. 
Dr. Fechtig's part was the removal of a 
cataract from my right eye. 

While a patient, I met a gentleman 
named Kirbey, whose shoulder was shat- 
tered in an automobile accident; the sur- 
geon had wired that part of his anatomy — 
a wonderful and successful operation. 
When Mr. Kirbey came into my room he 
was all smiles and I was won over from the 

Our young ladies and gentlemen in the 
Law Department are given to smiling and 
their \nsits, f^owe^^■. and cheering words 
were fully appreciated. 

This is not intended as a sermon. It is 
merely a recital of an event where every- 
body seemed interested in doing something 
for someone else. 

"Mr. Kirbey," I said to my new friend, 
"is the owner of the machine who caused 
this woeful mishap paying your expense 
here?" Mr. Kirbey responded that "he 
never even stopped his car." I laid back 
on my pillow and sought to change the 

I have had flowers in profusion, one fine 
display coming from the boys and girls of 
the Savings Feature of the Baltimore and 
Ohio, and I want to impress upon the read- 
ers of this column that we are not thankful 
enough for our mercies. In the room next 
to me there was a patient worse off than I. 
In the room immediately opposite, a similar 
situation. I told one of the nurses that I 
did not feel that I was thankful enough and 
she gave me this beautiful reply; "I feel 
thankful that I am able to work for those 
unable to help themselves. " 

I had planned, in making my exit, to 
return thanks to the chaplain for his cour- 
tesy; to the sisters for their words of 
encouragement; to the superintendent for 
his excellent management and to those who 
had rendered every aid possible, but I did 
not get an opportunity, and so here is my 

OflSce of General Manager, Eastern Lines 

Correspondent, H. E. Weifenbach 

Once again the opportunity for exchang- 
ing notes with our fellow workers, presents 

itself, and the thought occurs "What shall 
it be this time? " What would the "folks" 
be interested in hearing about?" Of 
course the scope of a correspondent's 
article is limited to a certain extent to the 
narrating of events occurring in his territory^ 
or his department, although our editor is 
very free with his requests for suggestions 
for "Stopping the Leaks," improving the 
service, etc. and very generous in allowing 
space for our sometimes good and other 
times poor suggestions. However there is 
a tendency with nearly all of us to soon tire 
of the subject of economy, although we do 
not necessarily discontinue the practice of 

There are many ways of viewing a subject, 
and one way of approaching that of economy 
has always interested me. It may be said 
that true economy is not the result of with- 
holding but of giving. Possibly this seems 
to be a contradiction, but by this I mean 
just exactly what the Baltimore and Ohio 
and its employes are now doing. The 
Company's employes are giving, as a rule, 
good, conscientious, whole hearted service, 
and thereby making it possible for the Balti- 
more and Ohio to give splendid, unexcelled 
service to the pubUc, and in proportion to 
the amount of the splendid service which 
we give, will be the satisfying reward of 
patronage which will fall to our lot. 

Personally, I am enthusiastic over our 
service. I think it is wonderful, and I 
never fail to tell my friends about it when- 
ever I can. Tn this way, just as many 
others have done, I have been able to 
secure for the Baltimore and Ohio, the 
patronage of a number of persons who pre- 
viously knew little about us. So when we 
are asked to economize I know of no better 
way (while of course admitting that there 
are other ways) than for everyone to give 
more service. 

Talking about service, that's what our 
chief clerk is getting acquainted with, and 
paying for, too, only you get the kind he 
wants at a "Service" station or a garage. 
No more fish stories this year, for Mr. 
Herman has been converted to an automo- 
bile mechanic, which, however, is not as 
bad as a radio "bug." We have four of 
the latter in the office now, and the force is 
gradually growing. George Seeds is senior 
vice president of the Radio Society, and 
Mr. Hamilton is the latest convert. "Jack" 
Johnson is also quite learned on the subject 
and is frequently called in for consultation 
when advice is needed, that is, in the event 
our "Sparky" can't tell you all about it. 

You know, we all belong to the Lion 
Tamer's Club, and recently, one of our 
members, "Pimento," alias Albert Wieber, 

outgrew our club and joined the S. D., V. 
P. 0., Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and in 
his place we admitted "Sparky "to the 
Club. In other words, our Albert has left 
us to go to the Safety Department of the 
Vice-President's OfTice, and in his place 
we have Leon Utter as our new office boy. 
We are sorry indeed to have lost Albert, 
but we are glad to see him progress and 
wish him success. 

Spring is here, which of course we all 
know, but what I was about to say was 
that with it come memories of golf and the 
champion of last year, namely Mr. Herman. 
Since he has deserted the ranks for auto- 
mobiling, however, we will have to rely 
upon Clarence to carry off the honors, which 
we feel sure he can do. He is our authority 
now on this subject. 

What we want to know is this: what 
does George Zimmerman mean when he 
says over the telephone each morning, very 
sweetly, "How's j^our Rambler?" Also, 
where did Hawkshaw get his tip when he 
followed Hillary to the Rivoli one night not 
long ago? 

There are only a few of us who are such 
"sports" that we can go to Atlantic City 
at Easter. "Fourth of July" is about all 
we can stand. Mrs. Craig seemed to enjoy 
her trip immensely, however, and didn't 
appear to mind the cold weather one bit. 

Engineering Department 

Correspondent, Oswald K. Eden 

The joke is now on the other fellows. 
G. C. H. has "AT LAST" built his dream 
house, and is now preparing for a house- 
warming ! 

A vote for DayHght Saving is a vote for 
an hour of sunlight. If you are a sports- 
man or sports-woman, an extra hour in the 
• ^temoon in which to enjoy your particular 
hobby will be greatly appreciated. If you 
are not fond of sports, well — you don't 
know what you are missing. Vote for Day- 
light Saving ! 

"Al" Weston is now a "Relayer. " His 
smiling face is no longer seen on the York 
Road cars, but is among those on the plat- 
form when the 7.40 (?) pulls in. "Twinkle, 
twinkle, Uttle star." 

The accompanying photo is of the 
"Newly weds," E. W. Otto and his bride. 

Mr. Otto is one of our official phr^togra- 
phers, and many of the photos of interest 
appearing in our Magazine have been se- 
cured through his assistance. He was mar- 
ried on April 9, to Mrs. Catherine F. Kohl- 
guber, the ceremony being performed by 
Rev. John Matieson, at the home of the 
bride 615 E. 35th Street, Baltimore, Md. 

Press of business has made it impossible 
for friend Otto to take his "honeymoon" 

Jean Otto, photographer, and the new Mrs. Otto 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig2j 

Jesse Bernard Norris, who recently died, and 
his brother Harry. The father, Harry L. Norris, 
is traveling baggage and milk agent 

as yet, but he says he is going to do so later. 

Ottr hearty congratulations are extended 
to the bride and groom. 

Baseball is once more occupying the 
limelight. As you all know, we are repre- 
sented in the Baltimore and Ohio League. 
At this writing, April i6, we have not had 
much opportunity to practice on account 
of the inclement weater, but we expect by 
the time this appears in print to have played 
and won (?) several games. In order to 
produce a better team, sectional teams have 
been organized, namely, engineers (clerks), 
Drafting Room, Bridge Draftsmen, and 
Buildings Department. It is proposed 
that these four teams play among them- 
selves and so promote the game. 

And speaking of baseball puts me in 
mind of the tennis season which will soon 
commence. Last year we organized a team 
and scheduled one or two matches. Why 
can't we do it again this year, only with 
better success? We believe we have some 
talent in our department, and extend a 
challenge to any or all departments for a 

We extend our sympathy to you. Miss 
Lansdowne, upon the death of your mother. 

Engineering Department, Pittsburgh 

Correspondent, J. M. Whealan 

Your correspondent regrets to announce 
that the sister of W. C. Leasure of this 
department, who has been seriously ill for 
some time, has shown no improvement and 
doubts are entertained for her recovery. 
Mr. and Mrs. Leasure and "Bill" have our 
deepest sympathy and it is hereby tendered. 
The saddest thing in this world of ours is 
the knowledge that we can no longer help 
those whom we love. 

Our ofl&ce floors are being varnished and 
consequently the place bears a much 
improved appearance. We understand 
that further improvements are in prospect 
and when completed it will be a case of 
wiping your feet on the outside. 

We are glad to announce that the matter 
of the house has been definitely settled 
and "P. J." is showing the way to the rest 
of us who have been doing a lot of talking 
and nothing else. Another party has been 
promised upon completion of the building 
operations and we are all looking forward 
to it. 

The gradual improvement in business is 
a matter of gratification and we hope that 
the improvement in the case of the railroads 
will prove to be permanent. 

We are pleased to see the occasional 
advertisments telling of the advantages to 
be gained and the interesting things to be 
seen through travel on the Baltimore and 
Ohio. This railroad, so rich in sentiment, 
tradition and service, has never been sold 
so well to the public as now. Now that 
the start has been made let's keep up the 
good work. (In connection with these 
comments, we wonder if any real attempt 
has been made, to get the Magazine into 
the hands of a selected few of the general 
public. ' The writer sent out a few last 
month and intends to keep up the practice 
as he feels that the paper presents a most 
excellent opportunity to advertise the 
railroad and the class of service which the 
railroad has to offer.) It is to be hoped 
that the determination of the editor to 
have the Magazine out on time will be 
realized, inasmuch as its usefulness will be 
practically ruined unless the delay is 

Being interested in the improvement of the 
tone of the Magazine, we wish to congratu- 
late O. K. E. on his contribution to the 
March issue. It seems to us that the 
correspondents are improving in the class of 
stuff offered and that is what makes the 

General Baggage and Milk 

Correspondent, Mabel L. Menges 

Since the last issue of the Magazine we 
have had an unusual combination of events 
occurring on our fourth floor, which is occu- 
pied entirely by the Baggage and Milk, and 
Police Departments, and for this reason 
we are including mention of our neighbors 
across the hall, the Police Department. 

This department extends its sympathy 
to F. X. Molloy, chief clerk. Police Depart- 
ment, whose wife died, March i6. Mrs. 
Molloy left three small children, one only a 
few days old. 

H. L. Denton's mother, who was taken 
ill and underwent treatment at the hospital, 
is much improved. 

The dignified title of "father" has been 
conferred upon Joseph Murphy, special 
agent, the conf error being John Leo 
Murphy, who arrived March 25. Con- 

The same title has been conferred upon 
Robert J. Doyle, supervisor of police, by a 
little son who arrived April 14. However, 
this is the fifth time this title has been con- 
ferred upon Mr. Doyle, but he looks just 
as proud as if it were the first. He also has 
the congratulations of his neighbors. 

We are sorry to announce the death of 
Jesse Bernard Norris, son of Harry L. 
Norris, traveling baggage and milk agent. 
He had been ill for some weeks with heart 
trouble, when pneumonia developed and 
caused his death. He was the third of four 
children, one brother being employed in 
the Telegraph Department. Jesse was 
an unusually bright and interesting boy, 
and had a host of little friends who will 
miss him. Mr. Norris and his family have 
the sincere sympathy of this office; 

In the accompanying picture Jesse is on 
the left and his brother, Harry L. Jr., is 
on the right. 

John P. Dugan has just returned from a 
trip to Wisconsin in the interest of trans- 
portation of milk-cream from that section 
of the country. The prospects for a heavy 
movement of this product from that terri- 
tory for the summer season are encouraging. 

We have been getting some splendid 
cooperation in the handhng of lost articles 
and as a result we have received some 
complimentary letters from passengers who 
really appreciate this consideration. 

Another one of our efficient and dependa- 
ble baggage agents has left us. S. U. Gregg, 
Frederick, Md., left the service April i to 
accept the superintendency of the Mont- 
evue Hospital, Frederick, However, our 
loss is someone else's gain. 

"Brad" Worthington, who has been sick 
for two months, paid us a surprise visit the 
other day. We were deUghted to see him 
as we missed his frequent calls at the office. 
"Brad" hopes to be back on the job soon. 

A certain confirmed bachelor, as we 
thought, who is a near neighbor of ours, has 
been acting unusually of late. He seems to 
have assumed that far away pensive expres- 
sion, and has been noticed standing for long 
periods gazing into the jewelry windows, 
especially on days when certain gems are on 
display. He has also been seen gazing into 
the stationery windows where engraved 
cards, invitations and announcements are 
being shown. 

Of course we can't always believe in signs, 
but it looks mightily suspicious. 

Won't you 'fess up and tell us all about 
it Capt. Mc. — O! Excuse us, we almost 
mentioned your name. 

Several passengers have commended the 
Baltimore & Ohio service in general, and 
one made particular mention of the excel- 
lent dining car service which he always 
enjoys and recommends to his friends. 

In the last two months we have lost two 
office boys, which reminds us "Train them 
up in the way they should go, and away 
they go. " William Rogers was transferred 
to the Passenger Department, and Edward 
Barbour, our latest acquisition, to the 
Transportation Department. Our best 
wishes go with them. 

Mail and Express Traffic Department 

Correspondent, T. E. Reese 

It will be interesting to every employe 
of this department and to all others who 
know him to learn that on May first, thirty 
years ago, a young man of nineteen years 
entered the service of our Company as 
clerk and stenographer in the Motive 
Power Department, Baltimore. 

By diligent application combined with 
persistence, all noted on his service 
record, it can be seen that John Calvin 
McCahan allowed no grass to grow under 
his feet while progressing upward to his 
present position as manager, Mail and Ex- 
press Traffic Department. 

During the sojourn of the writer in this 
department, it has come to his ears on good 
authority, that our manager is rated as one 
of the best mail and express traffic men in 
this country. We are naturally pleased 
to have as our leader such a man. 

Throughout Mr. McCahan's thirty years 
of continuous service, he has never missed 
coming to the office on the first day of 
every year. He believes that if you work 
on that day, you will have work on every 
day of the year. Evidence has proved this 
theory true. 

It is also interesting to know that on 
April 12, this year, Mr McCahan cele- 
brated his twenty-fifth wedding anniversary 
and I know that every one will join me in 
wishing our "Boss" thirty more years of 
his present good health and active service, 
and the same number of years of happy 
wedded life. 

On the fifth of April Miss Virginia L. 
Kennerly, our speed stenographer from 
"Eastern Sho'," went home sick about 
2.00 p. m. Naturally, we were all interested 
in her early recovery, especially as her 
illness developed to be a case that might be 
termed contagious. Inquiry by 'phone 
from time to time produced satisfactorj- 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ip2j 

results until April 9, at which time we all 
had a setback, (not the patient). This 
is the 'phone report: "patient improving 
and doing fine, is now lying in bed singing! — 
sends a message that none of you need fear 
the disease as only Children can catch it." 

It's funny how some girls, from childhood 
will grow to the old age of? (I know but 
can't tell) and have perfect control of their 
right hand through all of those years, and 
then all of a sudden start doing all their 
work left handed. 

' When the question of why was put to the 
Misses Mabel H. Cross and LilHan Persch 
in a casual way, the answer was one that 
to date is unsolved by medical science, 
i. e., on account of "sparkle-itis, " contract- 
ed on the third finger from the thumb on 
the left hand; blood circulation became 
poor, and it is now necessary that we use 
that hand as much as possible to create 
proper circulation through the arteries, 
besides some day we will be "kneeding the 
dough" with that hand. 

Congratulation, girls, give us the dates 
far enough in advance so that we can start 
saving our pennies. 

Freight Traffic Department 

Correspondent, Dorothy Rubenstein 
Baltimore, Md., 
April, 10, 1923. 
To My Friends and Co-Workers of the Balti- 
more &f Ohio Railroad: 

Please let me express, if I can find the 
proper words, my unbounded appreciation 
of your kind support in the election for 
Second Good Will candidate, just closed with 
the odds against us. While it was a losing 
battle from the start, account our Depart- 
ment being greatly outnumbered by the 
various other departments, it surely is 
gratifying to know that I have the friend- 
ship and good will of so many of my fellow 
workers, not forgetting for one moment the 
kindness of my superiors. 

Rest assured, that had I been tortunate 
enough to be the seccnd Baltimore & Ohio 
representative, I would have done all in 
my power to make you proud of your choice ; 
however, as the Fates willed dififerently, 
allow me to say that I will do my "bestest" 
here at home and strive in every way to 
hold your valued friendship. 

Again thanking you, I am 
Sincerely yours, 
(Signed) Dorothy Rubenstein. 

Office of the General Freight Claim Agent 

Correspondent, Norma H. Appleg.\rthe 
The Bachelor's Club 

We thought that certain bachelors of 
this office, members of the above club, had 
taken their degree and were confirmed 
members, but the vicissitudes of life are 
many, and now two more members have, 
or will in the near future, resign their mem- 
bership from the club to become "Bene- 
dicts." There is still an opportunity for 
the supervisor of desk No. 67, likewise our 
grain claim expert, and a few other members 
of the club. 

Our sympathy is extended to G. W. 
Shepard, Perishable Suspense Division, 
who has been in the University Hospital 
for the past month, seriously ill. From the 
reports of those who have visited him, he is 
still cheerful and optimistic, and we sin- 
cerely trust he will soon regain his health 
and be with us once more. 

Miss Marie McAllister, who is now in the 
Mercy Hospital as a result of an automo- 
bile accident, is slowly recuperating. Our 
sincere sympathy and best wishes for an 
early recovery are extended her with the 
hope that she will soon be on the job again. 

WARNING— When Charles and Alice 
ccme speeding along in their new car (which 
Alice believed would be a "Star," but 
turned out to be an "Auburn Beauty Six" 
much to her satisfaction), pedestrians had 
better scamper for the sidewalks, 'cause 
"In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly 
turns to love. " 

James D. Gill has about decided to take 
a vacation this year, so you had better 
keep your over-coats out of hock a while 
longer; we are liable to have a snowstorm. 

The Misses E. L. McGinnis, G. L. 
Lambert and M. C. Lambert are the new 
members of this department. 

Relief Department 

Correspondeffit, H. Irving M.\rtin 

Your correspondent was greatly pleased 
during a recent extensive trip over a large 
part of the System to hear a unanimous 
chorus of praise of the Dining Car Dej)art- 
ment. All employes, cooks, waiters, 
stewards alike, seemed to be doing their 
best to please the traveling public, and they 
surely were satisfying and pleasing all with 
whom the writer came in contact. Mr. 
Baugh has evidently adopted the slogan of 
the times: "Every day — better and better 
in every way, " and he's not stopping there, 
but putting his standards tip another notch 
all the time. And then that finishing touch 
— the package of mints. They make satis- 
fied and pleased patrons by toning up the 
digestion. A judicious mixture of psycholo- 
gy and good advertising. 

T. Parkin Scott, the debonair chief 
clerk of the Savings Feature, was remem- 
bered by his associates on his birthday, 
April 13. A bunch of fifty roses of unusual 
beauty adorned his desk, and you couldn't 
pry T. Parkin loose from his section on any 
pretext. He says that birthdays do not 
worry him. Just think of the candles 
that burned on Methusaleh's cake. He's 
off for the second lap in the race of life. 
We are told that the postmaster at Relay 
put on an extra carrier to handle the con- 
gestion of birthday postal cards. 

Meet and get acquainted with our latest 
arrivals in the Savings Feature: 

Jason Warren Stockbridge, fresh from 
Baltimore City College, who is now occupy- 
ing a seat at the Mail Desk. Jason has 
started his career in the business world in 
the proper way. He has a smile for every- 

one and his duties are performed in a cheer- 
ful manner. Who was tliat chap who 
wrote "When you smile, another smiles, 
and soon there's miles and miles of smiles, 
and life's worth while, because you smile?" 

Leo R. Fox lately employed as bookkeeper 
for the National Enameling & Stamping 
Company. Leo gets around like an "Old 
Timer." He has picked up the details of 
his duties so quickly that we can hardly 
realize he is a newcomer. 

And four new energetic ones in the ReUef 

On February 16, came Richard Frank 
Deane, as messenger and chief buzz watcher. 
Richard was formerly in tlie big building 
of the American Wholesale Corporation. 

John K. Miller, ckiim clerk, dates from 
March 16. He is a Studebaker model from 
the United Auto Sales Company. Seems 
to be hitting on all cylinders. 

Raymond Lee Krebs registered on 
March 20. He's from the Fidelity and 
Deposit Company and we believe is going 
to make a record here. 

Last, but high up in ability, is Ralph 
Roland Tressel, new application clerk, from 
Ottenheimer Brothers. 

All of these boys- are going to make good. 
..-We'll take bets that all will be crackerjacks. 

The baseball season is about to open and 
the management of the department team 
has assured us that they will do their best 
to place our team at the top. 

It was gratifying to the management, 
when donations were asked for the support 
of the team, that the whole department 
gave freely and a substantial sum is now at 
their disposal to meet all current expenses. 

Manager Brooks has all the players under 
his wing, and if the smiles that light up his 
countenance mean anything, the boys are 
going strong. He has been putting his team 
mates through their paces and no doubt 
witi get the best out of every man. 

He has gotten waivers from the big league 
teams on all the boys, and his team will 
not lose any members by the draft. 

In the past his team has lacked moral 
support, and it needs jtist that to bring out 
all that is best in the players. Nothing 
like a corps of good loyal department root- 
ers to keep the boys keyed up. We feel 
sure t'nat every man in the department, 
not on the team, will give as many of his 
Saturday afternoons as possible to the pleas- 
ant work of cheering our team on to victory. 

The roses tell the tale of 50, but T. Parkin Scott seems to be enjoying the 
reminder of it from his associates 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 192 j 

Some days last year, when the team played 
exceptionally good ball, they were the only 
witnesses of their own deeds, and then the 
team is going to play better ball than it 
did last year because it is a year older as 
a working organization. 

Every man on the team, with the excep- 
tion of Pfeiffer, who is a trifle overweight, 
is in good form and physically fit. Pfeiffer 
has assured us that he is undergoing strenu- 
ous training and will be down to weight, 
without the loss of any of his usual PEP, 
before the season opens. 

Judging from the stick that our young 
giant Desverreaux has for his personal use, 
the pitchers on the opposing teams will find 
lots of trouble awaiting them this season. 
Norris, in a practice game a few days ago, 
using his "Big Stick," knocked the ball 
for a home run. He claims he did not hit 
the ball square so that now we are wondering 
how far it really would go and how many 
balls will be lost when he hits them on the 
trade mark. 

Printing Department 

Correspondent, H. R. Fogle 

On March 10 a seven pound baby girl 
was bom to Mrs. Charles Adler; "Daddy" 
is a compositor in our department. 
Congratulations ! 

Our old friend Harry Reay has moved 
out on the farm. Says he will have a house 
warming party as soon as the sun shines 
warm enough "to make the house warm." 
He lives out beyond Pimlico and has to get 
up before breakfast so as to get to the shop 
on time. 

Another of our boys has gone into the 
millonaire class. A. L. Handley, proof- 
reader, has bought a Willys-Knight auto. 
We hope he does not have any of the sad 
experiences of Bill Haigis, he of the "hole 
in the bottom of the gas can" fame. 

Among those leaving during the past 
month were H. J. Griffith, and Proofreader 
Shackelford. George Meyers is now 
holding down the proof desk. 

We are pleased to see Miss Ruth Jennings 
stenographer, back at work, entirely 
recovered from her illness. 

Telegraph Department 

Correspondent, C. J. Owings 

The other day we had a short but pleasant 
visit from C. F. Schroeder, manager, re- 
lay office, Grafton. We tried to get Mr. 
Schroeder to pose for a photo to be printed 
in the Magazine, but in vain. Perhaps we ' 
will be more successful next time he comes 
to Baltimore. 

I have a question to ask all of you who 
are familiar with the Baltimore and Ohio 
Building. Where is the "front part alley 
side front?" For answers see "Uncle 
Benny, " as I heard him tell a gentleman on 
the phone yesterday to meet him at such a 

We congratulate Lineman D. F. Nethers 
and Telephone Maintainer W. R. Ambrose. 
Both received special mention in the 
"Safety Roll of Honor" of the March 

"Stop That Leak." Save our telegraph 
wires whenever possible. One way to do 
this is: if you have a message late in the 
afternoon, which is not URGENT, instead 
of sending it in the form of a telegram, use 
a "Mailgram" envelope, which will reach 
the party addressed first thing in the morn- 
ing and serve its purpose. See Telegraph 
Department Circular No. 8-A, Paragraphs 
27, 28 and 29. 

Along in the late afternoon of March 31, 
a shiny new Jewett, driven by "Our Uncle 
Al, " blocked traffic on North Eutaw Street, 
account of engine trouble, or was it the 
fault of the driver? Above the blare of 
delayed motorists' horns rose the voice of 
"Uncle Al" threatening the defenseless 
Jewett in accents cold and cruel. Finally, 
with the assistance of several pedestrians 
the car, with .its occupants (Mr. Stevens 
and Mr. Plumly) was pushed to the curb. 
Time passed, during which the illfated 
Jewett suffered grievously from harsh 
remarks. At length there appeared a good 
Samaritan, who adjusted the carburetor, 
and "Uncle Al" jubilantly drove away. 

We offer our prayers for better luck on 
the next demonstration trip, if accompanied 
by the "Boss," and even though "Al" 
contends that "Jewetts" beat "Hudsons, " 
we feel sure it will take more than one such 
demonstration to convince Mr. Plumly. 

We extend our sympathy to the parents 
of James S. Chaney, former messenger in 
"GO" Telegraph Office, who died March 
29, after a short illness. Chaney was em- 
ployed in the Telegraph Office two years, 
during which time he rendered faithful and 
efficient service. 

OfBce of Assistant Comptroller Deverell 

Correspondent, John Rupp 

To prove that politeness is a good asset, 
the late Henry Ward Beecher is reported to 
have said in a conversation with John 
Wanamaker during the latter's life-time: 
"Politeness is like an air cushion. It helps 
to smooth out the bumps and rough spots 
in life more than anything else probably 
can do." In reviewing long years of 
endeavor in railroad work it can be recalled 
that practically all men reaching higher 
positions were those who regarded politeness 
as one of the best attributes any railroad 
man can possess. 

"IS YOUR goal in life such that the 
reaching of it would win you a place in the 
hearts, the affection, the esteem of others? 
Or would it please only yourself? If so, it 
wouldn't do even that. " — Forbes Magazine. 

Many co-workers are familiar wdth the 
anecdote of the speech-maker who, after 
the usual introduction, in an endeavor to 
please his audience, faced them with the 
query: "What shall I talk about?" In- 
stantaneously, a listener from the gallery 
shouted: "About two minutes." So also 
as an embryo correspondent, I will try to 
write, in an unobtrusive manner, about two 
minutes. The question of time being the 
point of this story perhaps it would be well 
to consider the worth of flitting moments. 
Therefore, use time well and waste not any 
of the Company's time. 

A constructive remark was lately deliver- 
ed by Mr. W. G. Lee, president of the 
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, as 
follows : 

"Government ownership is a fallacy. I 
don't believe in such control. There's too 
much regulation of the railroads now. 
What we need to run the railroads into a 
period of success for all concerned, is less 
law and less restriction." 

Miss Margaret Mehl, this office, sur- 
prised her friends by announcing her marri- 
age to Mr. Clarence Simms on Easter 
Monday. A reception was held April 12, 
at the bride's home, Joppa Road, Towson, 
Md. Our congratulations and best wishes 
for a happy future. 

+. . „ — ^ , . — . — . — 4. 

I Don't use large envelopes when I 
I small will do j 

4. * „ + 

Auditor of Freight Claims 
Correspondent, Nellie F. Collison 

Broadway, Fifth Avenue and other busy 
thoroughfares of Old Gotham are often the 
scene of many strange and curious inci- 
dents, and every phase of human char- 
acter may be seen hurrying along its busy 
marts unmindful of the critical eye that 
may be cast in their direction. But 
recently there may have been seen among 
the cosmopolitan throng that usually form 
this heterogenious mass of humanity, one 
solitary figure of a somewhat lonesome and 
pathetic appearance, grip in hand and with 
umbrella waving frantically in a fruitless 
attempt to attract a traffic cop. She 
rushes hither and thither dismayed and 
terrified by the roar and racket of traffic 
until she finally collapses on the side-walk 
and exclaims, 

"So this is New York?" 

"Yes, Nellie, this is New York." 

"How are things down on the farm?" 

(Note: — The above makes a fine story 
but the editor cannot let it go without 
comment. It happens that he reached the 
big city on the same train with Miss Collison 
and saw her as she reached the station 
concourse in the terminal. Behind her 
was a "Red Cap" carrying a smart-looking 
suit case and a few moments later saw her 
stepping lightly into a Yellow Taxi in the 
most approved metropolitan style. If the 
"farm" — or Baltimore — was worrying her 
at that particular moment there wasn't 
any sign of it. 

Too bad, Messrs. Ireland and Bowden, 
to break in on your imaginations in this 
rude way, and I hope I will be pardoned for 
rushing to the defense of our able corres- 
pondent. — Editor.) 

Auditor Passenger Receipts 

Correspondent, Frank 0. -Clarke 
Little Willie Aler thinks he will spend his 
vacation this year on a honeymoon, for, 
alas! the dear boy is engaged. Congratu- 
lations Willie, but have you told "Mama" 

Won't be long now before our annual 
picnic! Remember how we have enjoyed 
ourselves in the past years? It's going to be 
just twice as fine this year. Keep open the 
date, August 1 1 , and help the committee to 
put it over big! 

April 19 was Miss "Kitty" Leacy's birth- 
day and the girls gave her a fine party dur- 
ing lunch time. Many more happy birth- 
days "Kitty!" 

The A. C. F. office cartoonist is having some fun with 
th; correspond ant, Miss Nellie 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1923 


I'd like to have some vacation photographs 
taken while you are away. Let's have a 
regular pictorial supplement each month 
with our notes! 

Auditor Coal and Coke Receipts 

Correspondent, John Limpert 

The Death of A. B. Seidenstricker 

A victim of the dreaded Hotchkiss Dis- 
ease, Mr. Seidenstricker took the radium 
treatment in an endeavor to check its effect, 
and at the end of the prescribed time was 
pronounced cured by his doctors. Appar- 
ently the strain was too great for his consti- 
tution, as he did not appear to be able to 
regain his strength, and for the past six or 
eight months had been failing, until the 
latter part of February when he was com- 
pelled to give up entirely and was confined 
to bed, where he remained until the end 
came at 11.30 p. m., April 10. 

Mr. Seidenstricker entered the service of 
the Company as clerk in the Agent's Office 
at Camden Station during May, 1883. On 
September 8, 1891 he became attached to 
the Accounting Department as clerk in 
Office of Auditor of Revenue, and was 
transferred to Office of Auditor Coal and 
Coke Receipts, June i, 1902 and was in this 
office since that date. A service record of 
close to forty years, something few can 
boast of! 

Mr. Seidenstricker was assistant chief 
clerk for a number of years and until the 
recent reorganization, and on March i, 
1920 was made accountant. 

We will miss his presence in the office, 
because he was of a lively disposition and 
well liked. 

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended the 
bereaved family in the loss of husband and 

By taking two games, on April 13, while 
the Royal Blues lost two, the Head Lights 
clinched the 1922-1923 office bowling league 
championship. Only one night remains to 
finish the schedul^, but no change can be 
made in the standing, which is — Per 
Won Lost Cent. 

Head Lights 53 34 609 

Royal Blues 49 38 563 

Pull Men 45 42 517 

Bumpers 27 60 311 

It won't be long now before the boy's don 
their bibs and tuckers for the big feed. 

With the departure of Mr. Spedden, who 
resigned April 7, this office looses one of its 
good clerks and a prince of good fellows. 
During the past twelve years, through 
which it has been our pleasure to know 
"Pat," we can truthfully state he has never 
been found wanting. 

For the past several years, Mr. Spedden 
has been largely responsible for at least one 
day's pleasure for as many of the clerks of 
the office, and their friends, as cared to 
avail themselves of the opportunity of a 
day's outing at the Maryland Ball Grounds, 
where everything to eat and drink was to be 
had for the asking or taking. 

Mr. Spedden leaves us to accept the posi- 
tion of business manager of the newly 
organized professional colored baseball 
league, which includes the cities of New 
York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlantic 
City and Camden, which, in addition to the 
management of the Black Sox, will no 
doubt keep him pretty much on the jump. 

As a token of the good will in which Mr. 
Spedden was held, a fine leather hand bag 
was presented him as a parting remembrance. 

We are sorry to see our old friend leave 
us, but the prospects are such that it would 
be the height of folly for him to refuse so 
our best wishes for unbounded success 
follow him in his new venture. 

C. P. Spedden 
Office of Auditor Disbursements 

Correspondent, Lillian E. Schueler ^ 

The business section of our city received 
a severe set-back several days ago. Bosses, 
clerks and all were late that particular 
morning. Why? Our amiable Pfeif has 
just begin driving a new Nash. Now Pfeif 
lives in Elkridge and has been used to 
driving horses, so when someone yelled 
" Whoa " he set the brakes hard. Result — 
traffic blocked five minutes, for Pfeif was 
looking for the reins instead of starting 
lever. They do say its hard to teach an old 
dog new tricks. 

Our office is one of " Nashes " and we hear 
that Mr. Mettle can now turn his around a 
ten cent piece. 

C. N. McDevitt is at his desk again after 
an operation and long illness. Glad to see 
you back again, "Mac." 

E. Frank Thomas, head clerk. Payroll 
Bureau, wns waiting for a car at Baltimore 
and Liberty vStreets the other day when 
suddenly he found himself sitting on the 
bumper of an automobile. We cannot 
imagine what was so interesting — the skirts 
are longer now. However, he is back again 
and, although a little stiff, his good disposi- 
tion is still evident. 

"Bill" Gahan (who became a bene- 
dict recently) has been making his 19 1 6 
"flivver" presentable. He gave it seven 
coats of paint, remodeled the engine, bought 
new lights, seats and windshield; in fact the 
repairs set him back about $100.00. After 
paying the bill he asked the salesman what 
it was worth. The salesman said because he 
was a friend of "Bill's" he'd be liberal and 
give him $75.00! 

We extend our sympathy to F. A. Merrill, 
car repair accountant, on the death of 
his father. 

The Misses Chalk and Chambers will 
attend all the county fairs again this 
summer. We wonder who or what they are 
trying to win. 

After 16 weeks of practice the Bowling 
Team of this office (at last) won three con- 
secutive games on March 29, from the Re- 
lief Department — this due to the earnest 
effort of J. H. Pinkerton, who won each 
game in the tenth box. Let's hope that the 
team picked for next season will accomplish 
this feat more often. 

The evening papers have nothing on our 
Mag.\zine for we too have a "Mike and 
Ike." Now I can't say whether "they look 

alike" but they do thinlc alike — here's 
proving : 

, Mirrors of the A. D. 
Reflection No. i 

"Mike and Ike" 

"Females, hear ye!! — the Sheik is on a 
rampage — ye "beautiful" decendanls of 
Mother Eve, have caution — or this Valen- 
tinish disciple of "Stacomb" (and other 
embellishments to straighten one's crown- 
ing "wavelets") will cn<icavor with all the 
wiles of Napoleon and the mannerisms of a 
Chesterfield (Lord C. — not the popular 
cigarette), to lead some coy damsel of the 
P. R. or the V. E. Bureaus from the cozy 
hearth of her fond mater to an orchestra 
seat at Ford's, or the; Auditorium, for such 
shows as "Bombo" or "The Music Box. " 

The "Sheik" stepped out sometime ago 
with a popular young "Miss," and shortly 
afterward, she was married with great pomp 
and circumstance, and if present indica- 
tions run true to form, we arc led to believe 
that there will be another fair damsel united 
in wedlock — and tlie "Sheik" will weep and 
gnash his teeth in anguish over his loss. 

So, as we say in Egypt, "A rolling stone 
grows monotonous." 

A few days ago it was thought that 
several of our efficient statisticians were 
going to attend a formal affair, or that they 
were disguising as the old-fashioned "tin- 
type' ' model at a masked ball, because of 
the fact that they introduced, in this office, 
the rejuvenated style of wearing the 
"Winged Collar." One of the fashion 
models in particular resembled a Gay Street 
clothes dummy so much, that an "Old 
Town" merchant came to our office to 
investigate whether or not it was the one 
he had had stolen from him. 

, The Statistical Bureau's loss is the Bill 
Register Bureau's gain in Miss Cora Kerr's 
promotion to the position formerly held by 
Mr. Gray. Our best wishes for her success ! 

The Voucher Bureau believes in socia- 
bility. On March 15, they gave Miss Ethel 
Porter a surprise birthday luncheon, nearly 
causing the poor girl to die of heart failure 
(or indigestion). The guests were the 
Misses Marie Bohlman, Ethel Fifer, Ger- 
trude Kimball, Irene Hulse, Virgin Mit- 
chell, Dorothy Robinson and Aubrey 

We won t mention any names but warn 
the Welfare that they may prepare for a 
double wedding present in the near future. 
You guess and we'll whistle. 

"Captain" Charlie Osborne, Transpor- 
tation Bureau, will soon take up his sum- 
mer residence on the Magothy River. He 
is in the market for a second hand "Henry " 
to take him to ar^' from his daily duties. 
Some "Captain," ihat boy! 

Father Time has at last conquered 
"Atlas" Shipley's laurels for he has de- 
cided not to play on the office baseball team 
this season. 

"Tommy" Campbell, "Sheik of Over- 
lea, " is taking part in a play at Taneytown. 
The play is not the only attraction for 
"Tommy" — his mind runs thus: 
How much a man is like his shoes. 
For instance, both a soul may lose, 
Both need a mate to be complete. 
And both were made to go on feet. 

George A. Taylor and George Shamer 
have returned from their trip to Florida and 
Havana. They report that John Barlev- 
corn is very prominent there, but of course 
it made no difference to them??? There is 
some mystery as to whether they were 
captivated by the "Senoritas." 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, iq2j 

Girls, did you notice that splendid 
picture of the Champion Baltimore and 
Ohio Girls Basketball Team, Garrett, 
Indiana. It was on the last ( t pays to read 
every page of the Magazine,. clean through 
to the last) page of the March issue. They 
are not only good looking but from the write- 
up of their scores they are entitled to their 
name of "Baltimore and Ohio Wonders." 
But now this is the point — why can't we 
have an A. D. Team. Of course, we 
couldn't expect to accept Garrett's challenge 
for a while, but it would be an incentive to 
work. Think it over girls, and let's get 

New York Properties 

• Pier 22, North River 

Correspondent, John Newman 

The lastest neophyte initiated into the 
Ancient and Honorable Order of Captives 
of Cupid is reticent Miss Margaret Gleason. 
The correspondent, yours truly, had actu- 
ally to seize her left hand (which, by the 
way, is her right hand, the hand that now 
holds the pencil and later will manipulate 
the coffee pot and rolUng pin and rock the 
cradle), in order to verify the rumor that 
she had surrendered to the blandishments 
of her hero, whoever he may be. It was as 
rumor had it. The token was orthodox and 
brilliant. Miss Gleason is a mighty fine 
girl. May good fortune attend her! 

Oh, for the joys of twenty-three and there- 
abouts! (That is a sigh of regret.) One day 
recently when returning from lunch my 
eyes "lit" on a coterie of happy girls 
gathered around a desk that was decked 
with pink and in the center of which flamed 
23 pink candles stuck into a pink cake. In 
■ my official capacity of reporter for the 
Magazine I butted in to inquire about the 
what and why, and was informed that it 
was Miss Anna Marshall's birthday; also 
served a piece of cake. The affair was a 
surprise to Miss Marshall and throws light 
on the popularity she enjoys in the office. 
I might mention that I took occasion to an- 
nounce to the party the date of my birthday, 
and expect to see a cake with 62 candles on 
my desk when the day comes around. I 
hereby premise that I will be surprised. 

In the C. T. Department the figures that 
are of greatest interest, because they 
always tell the general situation off hand, 
like the vane on a steeple tells the direction 
of the wind, are the tonnage figures; they 
furnish a basis for off hand estimates, and 

are the nucleus from which by devious 
computations all sorts of comparative 
tables are worked out. As a general propo- 
sition in freight transportation, tonnage 
and prosperity are synonymous. 

Agent J. J. Bayer at Pier 22 "points 
with pride" to the accomplishment of one 
of his ambitions, the running up of tonnage 
handled at his station to 25,000 tons in a 
month, which was achieved for the first 
time in the history of this pier in March, 
this year. 25,852 tons handled, says the 
blue print. J. J. B. cooly annotmces that 
now he has set the mark at 30,000 tons. 
As I have said before, forward and upward 
is the right direction to look. Atta boy, 
Joe, go to it! (I'll follow you up with the 
payroll figures so keep your eye on the 
"cost per ton" column, too). 

Staten Island Lines 

Correspondent, G. J. GooLic 

An engagement ring has made its appear- 
ance in the Division Accountant's Office 
once more, adorning the third finger of Miss 
Abon Hendrickson's left hand. The lucky 
fellow is Mr. Carl Anderson, formerly of the 
Division Accountant's Office. Congratu- 

The accompanying photograph is of Main- 
tenance of Way Carpenter Joseph Polomene, 
with his cousin Catharine. You would 
think th ey were real ' ' sweethearts ! " " Joe, ' ' 
as he is known, entered the service on June 
18, 1920. 

"Tough Luck." A joke is a joke, but 
when a man chops wood for a few days and 
piles it up, then, when the last piece is 
chopped it flies up and hits him in the face, 
bounces over the the pile of wood and knocks 
it over on you, that's no joke. How about 
it George S? We were wondering how you 
got the two cuts on your face, but the 
mystery is solved. 

Miss Marie Peroni, stenographer to car 
accountant, has been transferred to the 
Lighterage Department, Pier 6, St. George. 

Miss Helen Decker, stenographer. Super- 
intendent's Office, has returned to her 
regular duties after being away account of 
illness for seven weeks. We are all glad to 
see her back on the job. 

Look out, boys. Trainmaster J. D. 
Gibb has an additional pair of eyes and can 
see twice as much as he did before. He now 
wears a pair of glasses. His eyes were going 
bad on him, for reasons unknown. How 
come John? 

The photo accompanying our notes shows 
train crew on run " N, " Perth Amboy Divi- 
sion, reading left to right, William Holder, 
trainman; John Nichols, conductor; "Joe" 
Pecoraro, trainman; J. FoUett, fireman and 
J. McVeigh, engineer. 

Hot Dogs! We went by the A. S. P. C. A. 
Shelter building, located at Stapleton and a 
butcher in uniform was conversing with the 
attendant. Looks "doggone" funny! 

"Tony" Antico believes in doing his own 
sewing. Recently he pulled out a needle, 
thread and everything that went with sew- 
ing and busied himself sewing a pocket, 
on the train — Imagine! 

From the Yeast Cake Club— D. E. Office 

Not counting the crooks or the fakes, 
Every day we eat yeast cakes, 
"Al" eats three, "Pat" eats five, 
"George" says that's what keeps him alive. 

— 2nd worse — 
"Fred's" the pres-i-dent, you know 
That's because he's full o' dough. 
He eats four — "Al" eats six, 
"Pat" says, "George, now we're in a fix." 

— jrd even worse — 
"Petty" says — "stop eating yeast," 
For every day we have a feast. 
Now you see we all eat three, 
"Al" — pays for one — and gets the others 

— 4th verse — worse — 
When "George" eats his, he makes a face 

like a pup — 
"Oh! "Patsy" look, I'm blowing up." 
Two months ago we were very slim, 
Now we're full o-Vi-to-min. 

— ^th versf — 
We are four — of a kind, 
Often very hard to find, 
When "Pat" brings the yeast caSes, six or 


We all pop-up and step in line. 
Now they tell us, it's hard to feed us. 
And call us a bunch of YEAST CAKE 

Baltimore Division 

Correspondent, W. H. Tarr 
Passenger Conductor Henry Constant ine 
died at his home in Baltimore, March 18. 
after an interesting life spent in the service 
of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. 

Mr. Constantine was born on November 
18, 1857. Records show he became a 
passenger brakeman April 15, 1881, and 

Not "Newlyweds." Cousins only. Joseph Polomene 
and Katharine 

Tiainmai W. Holder Conductor J. Nichols, Trainman J. E. Pecoraro, Fireman J. FoUett 

and Engineer J. McVeigh 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1923 


The late Henry Constaatine 

later a train baggageman. He was pro- 
moted to passenger conductor on March 3, 
1889. He also served in the Paymaster's 

Conductor Constantine was one of the 
men who were in the service when Ellicott 
City was the terminus for local trains; and 
we are told the walls of the old turn table 
pit are still standing at that point. 

When the railroad was extended to Park- 
ersburg and WheeHng, Mr. Constantine 
was one of those running to these points 
and operating under single track rules. 
This was previous to the year 1892 when 
the last trip was made to Wheeling. His 
earlier railroad experience vas before the 
days of the automatic brake, when hand 
brakes, and later, straight air was used. 
A small type six and seven hundred class 
engine was used; and the termini for the 
runs were Martinsburg, Keyser, Parkers- 
burg or Wheehng. 

This was also bef.i^re Pullman cars made 
their appearance, Mr. Constantine having 
operated one of the first vestibule trains 
built by the Pullman Company. The 
cars were of wooden construction with 
straight vestibules instead of the present 
square ones. 

Mr. Constantine was an ardent fisherman; 
and whenever opportunity presented itself, 
as in the days previous to 1900 when 
Shepherds on the Alexandria Branch was 
the terminus on the Potomac River, and 
when cars were floated across, he could be 
found with his rod ; and those with him in 
the crew would be treated to a fish dinner. 

During the last two years of his life, while 
incapacitated, he spent his time on the 
Magothy River, Anne Arundel County, 
Maryland. He is survived by his wife, 
five daughters and one son, Henry N. 
Constantine, who is also with the Railroad 
in the Division Accountant's Office, 

Following is the standing of the Duck 
Pin Teams of the Division Accountant's 
Office as last reported: 

Won Lost 

No. 2 — Orioles 45 24 

No. 4 — Woodpeckers 39 27 

No. I — Sparrows 30 36 

No. 3 — Buzzards 21 48 

The standing of these teams as first 
announced was Sparrows, Orioles, Wood- 
peckers and Buzzards. The high team 
score for three games is held by No. 4; the 
high team score for one game is held by No. 
I; and the indixadual high score for one 
game is held by M. C. Swein with a score 
of 127. 

Allen North has become a member of 
our "Owl Radio" Club. He is being 
coached by Harten. 

D. B. Cox, E. L. McConkey and M. H. 
Bowers, Division Accountant's Office, were 
members of a party making a recent trip 
to New York. 

Train Dispatcher H. Hambleton has 
purchased a Ford. He states he became 
" googlc-eyed " in learning to drive the 
thing around the lake in Druid Hill Park; 
and we are told that if it had not been for 
the instructor, there would have been a 
couple of panels of the fence missing. Mr. 
Hambleton is now away from the wire 
account of illness. We hope to see him 
back soon. 

Dispatcher W. S. Ecclcston has pur- 
chased a bungalow at Manhattan Station 
near Jones Station, Washington, Baltimore 
& AnnapcHs Railroad, and is going to 
enjoy himself on the water. 

We have good news from Dispatcher 
Rowe, and expect hin to be again on duty 
within a short time. 

John Flanigan has been made general 
foreman in the Maintenance of Way De- 
partment, Baltimore Terminals. D. L.^ 
Fry has been made foreman at Washington, 
D. C, in charge of repair work in that 

Bridge Inspector, E. G. Decker, who has 
been off account illness, since May, 1922, 
has returned to duty and is looking fine. 

We are indebted to our " Family Artist, " 
H. R. Lincoln, for enlivening the space 
allotted to us in the Magazine. His art 
is highly creditable; and anyone who desires 
to beautify his family album by a likeness 
should consult Mr. Lincoln before going 
elsewhere. Who next? 


Correspondent, R. L. Much 

The Baltimore and Ohio Veterans 
Association is making great preparations 
for their annual meet this summer. It is 
hoped that this event will be greater than 
ever. Engineer Jesse Mann, who was 
grand marshall last year, is mentioned to 
head the parade this year. "Jesse" can 
ride a horse as well as an engine. 

Messrs J. P. Kam and Co., contractors, 
are making arrangements to build a number 
of homes for our railroad men here. 

The business men of Brunswick have 
just distributed a number of handsome 
tsooks under the auspices of the Volunteer 
Fire Company. The front page shows a 
fine photograph with a dedication to Vice 
President Galloway, also a detailed account 
of the interest Mr. Galloway has shown in 
Brunswick and its people. 

The accompanying photo is of William 
Eugene Lynn, age 9 years, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. H. E. Lynn. Mr. Lynn is an employe 
at the transfer shed. 

Baggagemaster Frank Otto, trains 33 
and 34, has returned after trip to Cuba. 
Frank says everything is fine down that 
way. Says he went over on a steamer 
because the "planes" were too high for 

A number of furloughed men have been 
returned to duty. We are glad to see them 
back. "The Best and Only" is doing its 
bit, you bet! 

A committee of men, 511 ernployes of 
our system, representing the various 
organizations in Brunswick, are contem- 
plating a trip to Baltimore in [the near 

future. Your correspondent is making 

arrangements for a business and social 

visits to our Magazine staff, our officers 
and for a sight seeing tour. 

Mount Clare 

Superintendent of Shops Office 

Correspondent, William H. Zei.l 

Johnnie Winters, foreman. Electrical 
Plant, has taken unto himself a macliine. 
He calls it "Johnnie's Mixture," because it 
consists of so many parts of other machines. 
Anyway it runs. John says he does not 
believe in horns, so he has a bell on it. He 
must use it to lead the cows home or else 
they think he is the milkman when he comes 

Charlie Gibbs, foreman. Paint Shop, 
traded his Ford for an Overland. Guess 
he figured he would rather be Overland 
than at sea in a Ford. 

Marion, our curleyhead blonde, assistant 
telephone operator, has discontinued his 
trips to Highland town — he says it's too 
mild down there. He now visits Gwynn's 
Falls Park for recreation. 

Now that the girls' contest has closed, it 
might be well to start one for the men. 
Poole says he will challenge anyone in an 
eating contest. We all will accept, Henry, 
if somebody else pays for the eats. 

Stores Department 

Oh, girls, have you noticed the tie Mr. 
City is wearing here of late? Blessed be 
the tie that binds. 

No need of Mr. Stettes ever oversleeping 
himself now, for there's a new baby in the 

Miss Six is contemplating a trip to New 
1' ork. Better take your glasses along, 
Alma, so you don't miss anything. One of 
those collars, cut low in the back and high 
in the front, would be essential also. 

YOUNG LADIES— If looking for a hus- 
band, apply to F. Boteler. 

We are glad to welcome M. J. Burch back 
after his long illness and hope that the fresh 
air he is getting will soon bring rosiness to 
his cheeks. 

Kluge says that the reason they call a 
FORD a poor mans car, is that it kecfps one 
poor to maintain it. 

William Eugene Lynn, son of Transfer Shed 
Employe H. E. Lynn, Brunswick 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1923 

Accounting Department 

We fear we are going to have to take up a 
collection pretty soon for another wedding 
present. This time it is for one of our shop 
order clerks; that is all he thinks and talks 
about all day long. Watch your step, Louie ! 

We welcome our new clerk, Albert Spies, 
and hope he will feel perfectly at home 
among us. No doubt after he gets better 
acquainted he won't consider us such a bad 
bunch to work with. Here's luck to you, 
Mr. Spies. 

Freight Track 

Baseball seems to be the subject in this 
department now, and from the looks of 
things we ought to have "some" ball team 
on the freight track considering some of the 
big league players we have signed up. 

On March 30,- a little boy was born to 
Mrs. W. L. Lloyd, wife of W. L. Lloyd, 
work checker. May the best of luck and 
happiness follow Mr. Lloyd and his family. 

This department has the honor of being 
called the "Safety First Shop" and "Our 
Boss" is the man responsible for it. Every 
employe in this department should put 
forth every effort to keep the department 
up to 100% in the way of Safety. Several 
men have been appointed to look after 
Safety matters, and every man is on the job 
to see that all men wear their goggles at all 

Locomotive Department 

Judge Duffy, "Kuhl of the Flue Plant," 
went down to Bowie Easter Monday, to 

look over the ponies. I think the Judge 
got rid of a few berries. He don't seem to be 
much of a judge, when it comes to horses. 

We understand that M. H. East, layer- 
out in the Boiler Shop, has become a bene- 
dict. Old Pal, accept our condolences; we 
have been traveling the straight and narrow 
18 years, and we still remember the sym- 
pathy we received at that time. We 
haven't receive^! any since. 

So far "Dan Fitzgibbons" has escaped 
the clutches of Judge Staylor. Keep your 
eyes open, Dan, as the constable will get you 
even if you do "Dodge." 

April 7 was a great day in the home of 
L. J. Lukas, boilermaker. Steel Car Shop. 
A 73/4 pound boy arrived at 11.25 ^- ™- 
Mother and son are doing fine and Papa 
Lukas — Well he is tickled to death. 

H. A. Wilkins No. 3 Machine Shop, has 
been off account of illness for over four 
months. He is now at the Phipps Clinic 
Johns Hopkins Hospital, and he would 
appreciate any of the boys coming to see 
him. Entrance is on Wolfe Street. Pay 
him a call, fellows, and cheer him up. 

Dan McConnell, Blacksmith Shop lost 
his watch and offered a reward of $1.00. 
The watch was found and the reward put 
in the "Easter Egg" fund, which was en- 
joyed by the office force. Better keep 
your watch secure, or the next time it may 
cost you a pawn ticket to get it back. 

Freight Car Department 

On April 10, the Mt. Clare Freight Car 
Department Baseball Club held a ball at 

Upper left, Beverly Francis Ford, daughter of Store Clerk E. E. Ford, Jr. Upper right, William J. 
Bowers. Below, Mrs. M. S. Gosnell and seven months old son, family of secretary to assistant 
superintendent, Moun4 Clare 

Moose Hall, Fayette Street. It was in 
the honor of Daniel Tatum, known to all 
the employes at Mt. Clare as "Uncle Dan. " 
The affair was a great success. The jazz 
music which was furnished by Bob lula, 
sort of made a fellow dance, even if he 
didn't know how — it was SOME music. 
An interesting speech was made by our 
general car foreman, Harry A. Beaumont, 
in honor of Mr. Tatum. He was followed 
by John F. Ford, who presented Mr. Tatum 
with a beautiful bouquet of roses. Too much 
credit cannot be given to the committee 
who were responsible for making the ball a 
success. The committee was composed of 
the following: Wm. F. Mahaney, chair- 
man of beremonies; M. V. Pascal, chairman, 
J. Handle, C. J. Mosmiller, C. C. Boland, 
E. Williams, W. G. Broseker, J. T. Moran, 
H. A. Smith, R. D. Zuik, R. Cocoran, H. 
Hickman, B. J. Doniecki, Jasper Wolf. 

Daniel Tatum, the honored guest, is a 
retired shop foreman of the Freight Car 
Department, and before being retired, was 
the oldest employe at Mt. Clare, and prob- 
ably next to the oldest on the System. He 
has been in the service of the Baltimore and 
Ohio for about 56 years.. He is also a 
veteran who fought in the Civil War at 
the age of 17. On April 8, he and his wife 
celebrated their birthdays together, at 
which time many of the supervisors from 
the Car Department were present, and a 
large bouquet of flowers was presented to 
the couple by J. F. Ford. 

The accompanying photograph of William 
J. Bowers, who is in his sixty-fifth 
year and still going strong at his trade of 
sheet iron worker and boilermaker. He 
finds after rounding out fifty years of service 
that working conditions have improved 
since he entered the service in 1873. He 
was apprentice under Moses Corpal, who 
was foreman at that time. Mr. Bowers' 
father was working for the Baltimore and 
Ohio over 70 years ago, as gang leader on 
sheet iron work. At the time Mr. Bowers 
entered the service as apprentice boy, he 
received as his wages 70 cents per day and 
now he earns that much per hour. 

The accompanying photograph is of the 
wife and seven months old son of M. S. 
Gosnell.secretary to assistant superintendent. 

The other photograph is of Beverly 
Francis Ford, age 3, daughter of Elmer W. 
Ford, Jr., clerk in the Storehouse. 

East Side, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Correspondent, Ch.-vrles H. Minnich 

We have a new messenger in the Master 
Mechanic's Office in the person of Wilbur 
Harten, son of "Lew" Harten, our official 

Another recent arrival in Agent C. W. 
Wilson's Office is little George West, other- 
wise known at East Side as "Georges 
Carpentier. ' ' Ask him to take off his glasses 
and then be prepared to fight. George has 
great ambitions as a pugilist, but if he will 
take our advice he will modify them some- 

Night Crew Dispatcher ' ' Sam ' ' Orr, 4 to 1 2 
p. m., has some fertile scheme in his great 
brain, and likewise announces his intention 
of leaving us in the near future. Sam will 
be succeeded by Charles Hickey. 

A male quartet has been formed at East 
Side consisting of Bill MacMullen, first 
tenor; "Jack " Ehrig, second tenor; Charles 
Wynkoop, first bass and Charles H. Minnich 
second bass. Rehearsals are being held 
each week and we expect to give a "Radio 
Concert" soon from Gimbel's Broadcasting 
Station. Keep you ears tuned for the 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 192J 


I In window, left to right; "Rebel," C. C. Jackson, "Eddy" Reddington. Standing; C. H. Minnich, D. Stackhouse, Benjamin Titelman, "Little Toby" 
McKeown. 2. Left to right; A. Needham, R. McKeown, B. Titelman, C. H. Minnich, D. Stackhouse. 3. In window, left to right; "Reb" Orrell, C. C. 
(Jakee) Jackson. Standing; Delbert Stackhouse, Arthur Needham, "Bobby" McKeown, B. J. Titelman. 4. In window, left to right; "Rebel" and C. C. 
Jackson. Top to bottom; John Fearon, Arthur Needham, B. Titelman, "Bobby" McKeown. 5. "Jim" Donnelly, I. C. C. inspector (left 1, and "Joe" Hart, 
supplyman (left), standing in front of engine 4444 at East Side 

Anything you don't know, just ask 

The "Three Musketeers," FARREN, 

Cumberlaird Division 

Correspondent, John J. Sell 

General Car Foreman G. P. Hoffman 
has been promoted to similar position with 
headquarters in Baltimore. Car Foreman 
E. Davis, has been promoted to General 
Car Foreman at Cumberland, vice Mr. 

Chief Clerk to Division Storekeeper V. B. 
Coyle has been promoted to assistant store- 
keeper at the Reclamation Plant. Good 
luck, Vince! C. R. Potter, formerly of 
Glenwood, has succeeded him. 

Stock Clerk J. A. Frederick has been 
transferred to a similar position at the 
Reclamation Plant. Although we will all 
miss "Joe" we wish him success in his new 

Walter Holtzman has returned after 
vacationing several weeks in Florida. 
"Shorty" reports a wonderful time. 

We understand that Assistant Store- 
keeper W. E. Wall, has finally succeeded in 
selling his little red Packard and has pur- 
chased a complete radio set in order that 
he can keep in touch with the office while at 

The entire neighborhood surrounding 
Park Street was suddenly awakened about 
1. 00 a. m. several nights ago. Upon inves- 
tigation a small boy was noticed running up 
Park Street carrying a torch and shouting 
"Clear the way." Not far behind him 
came Master Mechanic A. H. Hodges, more 
affectionally known as "King Tut," in his 
new Nash. Mr. Hodges has promised to 
take us out for a ride after he gets his 

license and we are waiting patiently until 
he learns tc drive. 

Ralph "Bubbles" Baird, clerk in Store- 
keeper's Office, recently made his first trip 
in his big Buick, and had to walk home. It 
was Sunday night. How about it, Queena? 

We have been making a good showing on 
Car Miles and every employe is right behind 
it to see that every car is moved without 
delay, thereby increasing our car mileage. 
Consignees are solicited to unload shipments 
promptly. Company material is being 
followed to insure prompt unloading, and 
every car set out on local sidings for any 
reason is being given close attention so that 
it can be moved without delay. With 
every employe doing his bit, we can beat 
our own high ri^cord of 94.1 miles per car 
per day, which was made early this year. 

An engineer who formerlj^ ran "Camel" 
Engine 175, is anxious to obtain a photo- 
graph of this engine. Such a picture was in 
existence, and in po.ssession of some one in 
the vicinity of Oakland, Md. sometime ago. 
Any employe knowing where it can be lo- 
cated will kindly correspond with J. W. 
McMakin, Decatur Street, Cumberland, 

We look for some breezy items of interest 
from Cumberland Shops now that they have 
a local correspondent on the staff in the 
person of Miss Vada Drumm, stenographer. 
Master Mechanic's Ofiice. Do your bit, 
"Vada. " 

A good way to help the "Stop the Leak 
Campaign" is "Keep the cars Moving." 

The Cumberland Division Baseball team 
shows up well in spring practice. We are 
looking for some strong challenges from 
other teams on the system who think they 
can play ball. 

The Kelly-Springfield Tire Company 
has a trade mark for their tire "Lotta 
Miles. " We should borrow this name for 
every car on tlie system and make them 

live up to it everj' day. "More Miles per 
car per day, " should be our slogan. 

James H. Wright, retired car and loco- 
rjjitive carjjenter, was presented with a 
fit'iy-j-ear gold medal by the Cumberland 
Veterans at their meeting, April 3. The 
presentation speech was made by one of 
the Cumberland Division's oldest veterans 
in length of service, John Ketzner, who has 
seen more than 54 years of active service. 
Mr. Wright entered the servHce as laborer 
in the rolling mill at Cumberland in 1872 
and has worked in the various departments 
at Cumberland until January of this year 
when he was placed on the retired list. His 
many friends wish him many more years of 
restful life after his long term of ^rvice 
with the Company. 

It is with regret that we record the passing 
of James Elwood Hamilton, aged 73, retired 
ejnploye at Cumberland. 

Mr. Hamilton died at his home in Cum- 
berland, April 16, having been in failing 
health for some time. He was a widower 
and is survived by four sons, James E. 
Hamilton, employed with our Company at 
Baltimore; Edward Hamilton, formerly 
assistant to vice president, now with the 
Philadelphia Company at Pittsburgh, 
Robert and William Hamilton, Company 
employes at Cumberland, and one daughter, 
Mrs. Rose Hastings, Cincinnati, Ohio, wife 
of the late J. Syme Hastings, well known 
newspaper man who wrote under the name 
of "Luke McLuke. " 

For more than tvs'enty years before^re- 
tiring Mr. Hamilton was station baggage- 
master at Cumltcrland, having a wide 
acquaintance. He was held in high esteem 
by patrons and fellow employes. 

The accompanying photo shows Malcolm 
C. Grosser, secretary to the division account- 
ant. "Male" is a lover of Nature and 
spends considerable time "Out Among 
Them." Think it was the other half of the 
bargain that snapped the picture but we 
promised not to give her away. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ2J 

"Our Mechanical Department Correspondent," Vada Pearl Drumm, left, Blanche Clarke on 
engine, and Lucille Hanifin. Right, Malcomb C. Grosser 

The latest and best story of the day is 
Gus Hodges presenting Jake Miller with 
the "Prize" Dog supposed to have been 
won at a local fair. "Some Pup." 

G. A. McGinn is again banging out 
bilUards and was well on the way to chal- 
lenge "Willie Hoppe" for the World's 
Championship, but Mac's favorite pool 
room lately installed a Radio set and now 
he receives Hoppe's averages while knock- 
ing of? the local sharks. Just as soon as he 
can get properly tuned in, look out. Champ! 

Since our hero, Pass Clerk, R. W. Mel- 
linger, has built his new home out in the 
Dingle, he has not had so much opportunity 
to patrol the tracks, but "Bob" always was a 
safety man and we look fcr some thrilling 
rescues any day. 

E. A. Connell has been promoted to car 
foreman at Cumberland. G. W. Howdy- 
shell takes Mr. Connell's place as assistant 
car foreman, while W. V. Farrell moves up 
to foreman and Paul Hollen fills Mr. Far- 
rell's old position. 

We wonder why our night baggage agent 
rattles these heavy trunks before loading. 
What's the idea, Jimmie? 

Our old friend P. M. Pennington, cross- 
ing watchman, Polk Street, Cumberland, 
still maintains his record of having one of 
the cleanest crossings on the division. 
"P. M." is always on the alert, and has a 
large number of school children using his 
crossing. To them he gives special atten- 
tion. He has the proud record of no 

Now is the time for a trip through the 
peach and apple belt on the Romney and 
Petersburg Branch. All the trees are in 
blossom and it is equal to a trip through 
southern California. We don't believe 
the cherr>' blossoms of Japan have anything 
to equal it. (See America First via Balti- 
more and Ohio.) 

Blueprint showing tonnage performance 
still shows the Cumberland Division head- 
ing the list. Save fuel and keep cars moving 
and they can't catch us. 

R. L. Schramm, lately of the Assistant 
Division Engineers Corps has been trans- 
ferred to the Pittsburgh Division. Luck 
to you, "Ralph, old Boy!" 

Practically every employe on the Cum- 
berland Di\^sion has been doing his bit 
during the STOP THAT LEAK campaign 
and there is no question that good results 
have been achieved. However, there are 
always little things cropping up that need 
fixing and if any employe knows of con- 
ditions which should be rectified, write it 
up and we'll do the rest. 

Mechanical Department 

Correspondent, Vada Pe.a.rl Drumm 
Secretary to Master Mechanic 

The Baltimore and Ohio Shops baseball 
team opened its 1923 campaign on the 
Rolling Mill diamond, April 8, in a clash 
with the Lonaconing Giants, and was 
victorious by a score of 5 to 4. 

The batteries were — Baltimore and Ohio; 
King, Brooks and Drumm; Coney; Miller 
and Wilson. King pitched five innings, 
during which time he struck out eight men 
and allowed one hit. Brooks took up the 
pitching burden in the sixth and sailed 
along nicely during the final four innings. 
Score by Innings. .. 12345678 9- R 

Lonaconing looioi 100-4 

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Cold weather has hindered practice some- 
what, but the recent change serves to bring 
hope for warm weather. Our team is com- 
posed of practically the same employes as 
the 1922 team and it is hoped they will im- 
prove on their 1922 record of 16 victories, 
three defeats and one tie game. Cumberland 
has the best assortment of ball tossers on 
the System. Try us and be convinced! 

John M. Morris, age 39, yard brakeman, 
was fatally injured at Virginia Avenue 
Grade Crossing about 6.20 p. m., April 6, 
when he stepped out of the way of a yard 
engine in front of passenger engine 5067 
which was running to the shops light. He 
was taken to the Allegany Hospital, where 
he died. Our deepest sympathy is extended 
to his family. 

Recently two highly esteemed clerks in 
the Master Mechanic's Office, J. J. Carney 
Jr., and J. R. Laffey, accepted positions, 
in the Transportation Department — Two 
more yard masters! 

J. S. Cheshire, clerk, Storekeeper's Office, 
takes the place made vacant . by Mr. 
Laffey 's promotion. May his stay with us 
be long and happy. 

Boiler Shop Foreman L. W. Steeves, has 
resigned to accept a position as General 
Boiler Shop Foreman, Chicago and Alton 
Railroad, Bloomington, 111. He has been 
succeeded by G. W. Nutzel, formerly of 
Mt. Clare. Mr. Steeves has been at Cum- 
berland for about two years, coming to us 
from the Michigan Central at St. Thomas, 
Canada. His resignation is regretted by all. 

Tender Foreman O. M. Rankin was 
transferred April I to the Chicago Division 
as general tender foreman. We know that 
"Rank" is glad to get back to his old home 
in Garrett. 

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Sabraton, W. Va. 

Correspondent, L. M. Gump 

Agent George Hansel, Sabraton, has left 
us at least temporarily, to enter business for 
himself at Westemport, Md. We wish him 
every success in his new work. L. A. Mause 
is taking his place. Mr. Mause is a veteran 
ernploye, having had 22 years service and 
being well known in railroad circles in this 
part of the country. 

Electrician O. B. (Jas.) Ware has been in 
Baltimore for the past few weeks, apparently 
on business. No, don't jump at conclu- 
sions, he has been married for some time. 

A question of some interest about the 
shops at the present time is why did Mach- 
inist Lewis buy a new Jewett instead of 
fixing up his old Maxwell as he had intended ? 
Sammy refuses to discuss the matter. 

Machinist Paul Haskins is in the 
MonongaHa County Hospital at Morgan- 
town; Hostler P. F. Johns is in the Western 
Maryland Hospital at Cumberland, both 
having undergone operations recently. 
Latest reports indicate that both are im- 

Conductor Carney Fortney and wife 
have just returned from a trip to southern 
Florida. Carney denies having been in 
Cuba or any of the West India Islands, as 
he says there was no attraction there ! 

Boilermaker B. B. Frost is on the sick 
list — diphtheria — apd Agent Harrj' Hawkins 
Manown, has been off duty for some time 
on account of an attack of influenza. 

Recently a discussion took place in the 
machine shop. The subject was Boiler- 
maker W. C. Johns' hair — or to be more 
exact, the noticeable lack of it. Mr. Johns 
said there was excellent proof that hair and 
brains would not mix, and Machinist Lewis 
remarked that he had never seen any hair 
growing on a crown bearing eitlier, after 
which the meeting adjourned. 


Correspondent, H. B. Kight 
Ticket Clerk 

A wedding ct interest to emploj'es of the 
West End of the Cumberland Division was 
solemnized in the historic old Chapel of St. 
Marv''s, at Ridge, Maryland on April 3, 
when Miss Alice Hopkins, the accomplished 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James HaU of 
Cornfield Harbor, became the bride of 
Assistant Division Engineer Captain John 

The ceremony was preceded by a dinner 
at the home of the bride and was followed 
by an informal reception at the Chapel 
parlors, which were beautifully decorated 
with wild flowers. The bride is a graduate 
of St. Mary's Seminary and has spent much 
time in Washington and at Newport. 
Captain Edwards is a high school and 
university graduate and also a veteran 
of the World War, having served as Captain 
of Engineers, U. S. A. He is post com- 
mander of the American Legion. Captain 
and Mrs. Edwards have returned to Keyser 
after a honeymoon trip to Florida. " Cap. " 
is back on the job now and is all smiles as 
he receives the congratulations of his many 
friends. ' 

John Ambrose Blackiston, formerly of 
Piedmont, died at his home in San de Fuca, 
Washington, March 27, after a week's 
illness of myocarditis. 

Mr. Blackiston was born in Cumberland, 
August 7, 1852. He was an engineer of the 
Baltimore and Ohio, having been retired in 
1917 after fifty years service. He was a 
member of the Masonic fraternity. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ip2j 

If You Want an Accurate 
Watch — Buy a HAMILTON 

HAMILTON No. 992. 16 size. % plate, 
21 jewel movement, adjusted to heat, 
cold, isochronism and five positions. Will 
pass inspection on ALL RAILROADS. 

ENGINEER STEVENSON ot the Lackawanna, 
Conductor Mandaville of the Erie, Engineer Monk 
of the Erie and Conductor Landy of the Chicago and 
Northwestern are but four of the thousands of Railroad 
Men who keep to schedule on Hamilton time. 

Wherever you find Railroad time inspection main- 
tained, you'll find Hamiltons predominating ; which is 
in itself a significant fact. It proves the Hamilton to be 
the favorite of Railroad Men who must have watches they 
can depend upon to tell true time. 

Insist on owning a Hamilton. It is a watch built 
sturdy and strong, with timekeeping qualities that better 
the standards set for Railroad service. The Hamilton 
No. 992, here shown and described, is preferred by most 
Railroad Men. For other than time inspection service, 
ask to see the Hamilton movement No. 974. This model 
gives you Hamilton quality at a lower price. 

Write for a copy of our new timekeeper, which 
tells the story of the Hamilton Watch and gives 
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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig2j 

The late J. A. Blackiston, Keyset 

We regret to report the death of Mrs. K. 
H. Stover, wife of our agent, who passed 
away on the afternoon of April 24. 

Mrs. Stover had been in poor health for 
some years and recently underwent an 
operation at the HofTman Hospital, from 
which she was apparently recovering. 

About 10.00 a. m. on the morning of April 
24, Mr. Stover was called home and found 
his wife had suffered from a paralytic stroke, 
from which she never recovered. 

The funeral took place from her late home 
on St. Cloud Street, services being conduct- 
ed by Rev. W. A. Wilt, United Brethern 
Church. Interment was in Queens Point 
Cemeter}', Kej ser. 

Many beautiful floral tributes, includin:^ 
one from the personal office force of Mr. 
Stover, testified to the esteem in which Mrs. 
Stover was held in our community. 

Our sincere sympathy is extended to the 
bereaved family. 


DEPOSITS $1,055,260.26 

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Keyser, W. Va. 


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Shop Notes 

Our congratulations are extended to 
General Car Foreman G. P. Huffman, on 
his appointment as General Car Foreman, 
Baltimore Terminals. We wish him the 
best of luck in his new position. 

Two more of our old employes, J. H. 
Deffibaugh and G. W. Stewart, have been 
rewarded for their long and faithful services 
by being placed on the retired list. We 
trust that they will be able to reap the bene- 
fits of a prolonged rest after their many 
years of service. 

The accompanying photo is of Elinor 
Louise, age four, only child of Mr. and 
Mrs. W. B. Kesner. "Teddy" is proud of 
the many accomplishments of his little one. 

Our efficient boiler clerk states that she is 
not replenishing her wardrobe for the pur- 
pose of getting married; as when she wants 
to get married, any old costume will do. 
We believe you, Mary, and know that you 
will make good in a short time. 

Ed Sirbaugh's pet slogan is "Do it with 
safety" and your friends afterwards will 
not have to "Sav it with Flowers!" 

Elinor Louise Kesner. age 4, Keyser 

D. V. Ault, machinist apprentice at this 
station, while chipping a brass bearing, 
had his goggles struck by a brass chip, 
breaking them. The precautions that 
employes at this station are taking by using 
goggles, when chipping, cutting rivets, etc., 
have been the means of saving a number of 
them from injury, or loss of sight, on many 
occasions. Their attention to this factor 
of safety cannot be brought to their atten- 
tion more forcibly than the frequent exhibits 
of broken goggles that were worn by work- 
men when broken, and which are displayed 
on the various bulletin boards from time to 

Timber Treating Plant, 
Green Spring, W. Va. 

Correspondent, E. E. Alexander 

Speaking of women running things, they 
are running most everv'thing now so why 

Cold and Hungry— Winter and Summer— at Green Spring 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1923 


not let them run the engines? Suggested by 
cover of April Magazine! Our hat is off to 
Miss Spengler, Baltimore and Ohio Engi- 

Trackman Emery Twigg has moved into 
his new bungalow. "Jerry" Setor says he 
is next. 

Trackman Clarence Seeders and Miss 
Lillian G. Stewart, daughter of Tieman G. 
R. Stewart, were married in Cumberland, 
March i. 

Albert Holland has taken position vacated 
by A. F. Leonard, who recently resigned to 
accept a more remunerative position at 

Engineer George Taylor has quit Henery 
Ford. He's driving a "23" Chev. now. 

Will Grove was appointed retortman 
recently to succeed B. F. Twigg, assigned 
other duties. 

Tieman C. E. Blizzard found a house. 
He has moved into one of the dwelHngs on 
Springdale Farm. 

Craneman C. M. Lewis is able to be at 
work again after an absence of over a month, 
account of serious illness. Glad you are 
able to be back. boy. 

The surviving members of the old 
" Cross-Tie-gers " of "21" have lieavy 
hearts these days. Their diamond was 
recently plowed up. However, the spark 
of life has not entirely died down and the 
boys are hoping to secure a diamond and 
blaze forth again. As an old fan we wish 
them success. 

Smack your lips again, boy, over those 
delicious waffles served by the Ladies of the 
M. E. S. at the commissary dining room, 
April 3. When it comes to chicken and 
waffles, these ladies are "there." 

Fish are bitin'. A list of the gang getting 
the old boats fixed up and the catches all 
read}' made, includes several well known 
divisionites. Believe Engineer A. B. Taylor 
holds the belt at present. "A. B. " is some 

Extra Gang Foreman arid Mrs. L N. 
Saville were recently presented with a nice 
rocker by plant employes. 

Track Foreman A. W. and Craneman, 
C. M. Lewis have the sympathy of all our, 
employes here in the loss of their father 
WiUiam Lewis, who completed his earthly 
existence and crossed to the Great Unknown 
on March 25 

From the requests that still come in for 
houses, sometimes we wish we could find a 
philanthropist who would build a dozen 
nice cottages or bungalows to sell or rent. 

The little son of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Forney, 
Somerset, Pa. 

The releasing and piling of 77 car loads of 
cross ties by Plant employes on March 16 
is a record worthy of mention. It was a 
herculean effort. Treatment was suspended, 
and engineers, retortmen, loaders, laborers 
and others joined in an effort to release an 
accumulation of* loads. (Note: A carload 
of cross ties is not as easily unloaded as 
some things we know of.) 

Our requests for the Magazine continues 
to grow. In addition to station, tower and 
maintenance forces in this vicinity, we are 
supplying several train crews, in addition 
to the men it has been necessary to employ 
to handle the increasing tie receipts with- 
out delay to cars. 

Our photograph this month we entitle 
"Cold and Hungry." (They are local 
winter and summer scenes.) To look at the 
one makes you shiver, while one glance at 
the other gives you an appetite, makes you 
hungry, doesn't it? No names are listed in 
the group, but those smiling faces will be 
quite familiar to many Cumberland Divi- 
sion and Romney Branch employes. To 
some who read at more distant points it 
may bring pleasant memories, and of 
interest to all. 

Our congratulations to the winners of the 
Good Will Election! Our best wishes ac- 
company them for a safe journey and suc- 
cess in their mission. 

Connellsville Division 

Correspondent, C. E. Rey.nolds 

The accompanying photo is of the ten 
months old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. 
Forney; the father is employed as storeroom 
helper at Somerset, Pa. 

We regret to report the death of Charles 
E. Randall, who was 65 years old on Febru- 
ary 24. He died at the home of his daughter, 
Mrs. Jesse Fleming, Sharon, Pa., April 13. 
Mr. Randall was a veteran Baltimore and 
Ohio engineer and had resided in South 
Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, until re- 
cently when he and Mrs. Randall moved to 
Sharon. His widow and one daughter sur- 
vive. Mr. Randall had a wide circle of 
friends on the Connellsville Division, and 
our deepest sympathy is extended to his 

The second annual banquet of the board 
of directors of our Railroad Y. M. C. A., 
Connellsville, was held at the Pleasant 
Valley Country Club April 12, covers for 42 
being laid. Members of the board, the city 
council, their wives and a few invited 
guests were present. A turkey dinner was 
served. Superintendent Brown was toast- 

Following the dinner, a talk was given by 
Chief of the Bureau of Welfare W. W. Wood, 
He spoke on "Good Fellowship Between 
the City of Connellsville and the Y. M. 
C. A. " Mayor C. C. Mitchell and .\ttorney 
J. Kirk Renner, assistant city solicitor, were 
other speakers. 

H. L. Cordrey, former division account- 
ant, and Mrs. Cordrey, were in Connells- 
ville to attend the Y. M. C. A. directors 
meeting. While here Harry visited the 
boys in the offices, greeting them with his 
hearty hand-shake. We were glad to see 
you Harrj', wish you well, and hope you 
enjoyed your short sojourn in our city. 

Employes of our division and their 
families, numbering in all about three 
hundred and fifty couples, were entertained 
on the night of April 1 1 at the State 
Armory, Connclls\'illc, by Superintendent 
Brown and his staff. The affair was perfect 
in its appointments, not the slightest 






detail being overlooked in arranging for 
^ the comfort and enjoyment of the em- 
ployes and their families. Old and young 
entered into the entertainments of the 
evening and a good time was had by all. 
The hall was effectively decorated for the 
occasion, a color scheme of pink and white 
prevailing; crepe paper was artistically 
draped about the room. Standing out 
prominently was a large banner, on which 
was inscribed "The Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad, Connellsville Division Official 
Family Welcomes You. " Music was 
furnished by Kiferle's orchestra. 

The grand march, led by Superintendent 
and Mrs. Brown, took place at 8.30 p. m., 
aM^.T which dancing continued until shortly 
before midnight. An outstanding feature 
of the affair was a special dance for children 
only, the entire floor being turned over to 
the small guests. The dance was in charge 
of Superintendent Brown and about twenty 
children participated. 

Guests from all parts of the division, in- 
cluding Rockwood, Mcyersdale, Smithfield, 
Morgantown, Fairmont, Johnstown, Somer- 
set and Cumberland were present. In- 
cluded among the guests were members of 
the Baltimore and Ohio Veterans' Associa- 

Assistant Train Master Lowney, who has 
been ill for the past few weeks, is now able 
to be out. We arc glad to see you "Jerry, " 
and hope you will soon be feeling better 
than 100 per cent. 

We are glad to report that Miss Sara 
Belle .'\nderson, stenographer to Freight 
Agent Whip, was ghle to return to her 
duties on April 12, Jifter being absent for 
several months on account of illness. 

Pajssenger Conductor Charles Boyd is 
now spending a few weeks in Jacksonville, 
Fla. Those were fine oranges he sent us! 

We are sorry to report that Passenger 
Conductor J. W. Dixon is laid up with 
rheumatism. His many friends hope for 
his si)eedy recovery, and that he will soon 
be on the job with that kind s.ilute "tickets, 
please. " 

We regret to report the recent death of 
Mrs. Mary Niland Kerrigan, 76 years old, 
at her home, 512 East Patterson Avenue, 
Connellsville, following a six weeks' illness. 
Mrs. Kerrigan is survived by the following 
children: Michael J., chief train dispatcher; 
Thomas H., Sacramento, Cal., Joseph, 
Oakland City, Ind., Edward, telegraph 

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operator, Sand Patch; Matthew, engineer, 
Connellsville Division; and Miss Anna 
Kerrigan, at home. To the bereaved family, 
we extend our deepest sympathies. 

Conductor T. R. Christy is now able to 
be about after being laid up several weeks 
account of illness. His many friends are 
glad to see him again. 

The following announcement was made 
on March 26, Mrs. E. E. Coleman of 
Morrell Avenue, Greenwood, announces 
the marriage of her daughter, Miss Jeanette 
Ruth Coleman, to Charles \'. Payne, chief 
clerk to Superintendent Brown. The cere- 
mony was quietly solemnized, August 7, 
1922, in the First Baptist Church, Youngs- 
town, Ohio. Rev. Archibald, pastor, offi- 
ciated. The wedding is one of much inter- 
est, Mr. and Mrs. Payne being one of the 
most widely and favorably known young 
couples of Connellsville. The bride at- 
tended Connellsville High School, and 
until recently was employed in a clerical 
position in the local Storekeeper's Office. 
The bridegroom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. 
W. F. Payne, Meyersdale, Pa. CONGRAT- 

Just a minute ! The success of any under- 
taking is the result of cooperation on the 
part of all; so it is with the Baltimore and 
Ohio; therefore, through these lines, we 
ask your cooperation and we'll make this 
Railroad better. Be a booster. 

Everyone is pleased with the continued 
increase in car mileage on the Connellsville 
Division; let's keep it going higher. STOP 

Pittsburgh Division 

Correspondents, Earl F.\irgrieve asd 
Mary Breen 

A number of changes have taken place 
recently in the Engineering Department. 
Assistant Engineer W. O. Nelson has left 
our service to accept a position with Jones 
& Laughlin Steel Company. He is succeed- 
ed by J. H. Mahr, Connellsville Di vision. 
Mr. Clopton has been transferred to Phila- 
delphia and J. V. Daniels to Weston, W. Va. 
We wish each of them success in his new 

The many friends of Teresa Kenney, 

formerly of the Car Record Office, extend her 
their sympathy in the recent loss of mother. 

Miss Elinor O'Donnell, telephone opera- 
tor, Pittsburgh, was taken from our midst 
on April 10. Elinor was a charming young 
lady and had made many friends during her 
service with the Baltimore and Ohio. 
Though she had been ilia long time, her 
death was a shock to all of us and we offer 
sincere sympathy to the members of the 
O'Donnell family. 

Here are two gentlemen working in the 
"Stop That Leak" Campaign — they are 
Engineer C. E. Beltz and Fireman Van 
Buren. Trip report of Train No. 8, March 
25, Pittsburgh to Cumberland, shows an 
"On Time" performance, arriving at 
Cumberland, with a fire similar to the blue 
print model, neither rake nor grate shaker 
having been used on the trip. Cleanliness 
was prevalent on this engine — 5081— and 
performance as noted was that of a model 
engine crew. 

April 13 marked the last day of Rose 
Gribbin Lindquist's service with this 
Company. Rose had been with us seven- 
teen years and her daily good humor was a 
pleasant encounter, as she was one who 
reached us all with her merry "Hello" or 
"Baltimore and Ohio." She has resigned 
to take up the arduous task of keeping 
house — oh, how the rest of us envy her — 
and we can only wish her every happiness 
that goes with the job. 

Supervisor Lalley and Dispatcher Dwyer 
have been on the sick list but here's hoping 
they will scon be back on the job. 

Now that Springtime, with its lingering 

days of balmy sunshine, is about to come 
into its own, after a long and dreary winter, 
our thoughts turn to the awakening of 
Nature, garbed in her new Spring creation, 
and to the warbling of the birds as they bill 
and coo in their happiness, upon this scene, 
there appears that impish little cutie, Dan 
Cupid, whose prowess with the bow is 
known the world over. This little cut-up, 
who appears in our midst every once in a 
while, has apparently been active around 
Hazelwood Exchange, and it is rumored 
that one of our exchange operators has been 
badly wounded by one ot his darts. We 
are told that she has a nice diamond ring 
which she wears on a certain finger, and 


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that she is interested in love stories, hints 
on housekeeping, bargain sales, duplex 
apartments, and various other subjects 
which are usually the symptoms of one of 
Cupid's victims. Can you guess who it is 
if not, maybe we will let you in on the secret 
in our next issue. 

It has been rumored about the Car 
Distributor's Office that Pittsburgh has 
three employes who are striving diligently 
to become aquatic stars. We are told their 
first attempt recently produced quite a 
tired feeling, which was natural, but girls, 
conscientious effort and devotion to the 
sport will soon produce results. We are 
not inclined to expose these bathing beauties 
at this time, but you can find them most 
every day indexing. Keep it up girls, and 
maybe some day you will make Annette 
Kellerman jealous of your "rep." 

A carpenter foreman employed on Pitts- 
burgh Division recently received two 
envelopes through the mail which were 
empty. Upon receipt of same, being of 
curious turn of mind, he wrote back to the 
division engineer inquiring what was in 
them, and the division engineer, being of 
an obliging nature, told him — "nothing." 
Much ado about nothing! Shades of 

Two things of vital interest to the good 
old Baltimore and Ohio — "Increased Car 
Mileage and "Stop That Leak." Your 
cooperation is solicited and your efifort 
along this line will be a pleasing devotion 
to duty. 

Glenwood Roundhouse 

Correspondent, Jane P. Passmore 

We are glad to see our messenger, Frank 
Elliott, better known as "RED," back on 
the job. He was injured in a coasting 
accident in December — Watch your step 
next time "RED," and watch where you 

Terminal General Foreman S. A. Irwin 
feels important these days, having pur- 
chased a new Ford coupe, and I know that 
there will be no excuse for his not being on 
the job on time in future. What did you 
do with that old relic of yours, Sam? 

Master Mechanic C. E. McGann's 
brother, T. E. McGann, Jenkins, Kentucky-, 
paid liim a visit recently. 

We feel that a recent ruling put out 
"Smoking Prohibited" in and around 
Company property is a good rule, but we do 
feel sorry for our Chief Clerk Bob Stock, 
for we don't know who enjoys a pipe any 
more than "Bob." We feel for you, "Bob" 
but we can't help you. 

What are we doing to "STOP THAT 
LEAK?" All our employes should feel' 
that every little saved is a little earned and 
there are many small leaks that can be 
stopped, which in time, would develop into 
something big. Feel that when you stop a 
leak for the Company, you are stopping it 
for yourself, and I am confident that if you 
go into it with this feeling, many a leak will 
be stopped. "STOP THAT LEAK." 

Glenwood Back Shop 

Correspondent, Fr.\nces E. Leeper 

At last Glenwood is in the " Social World. 
The supervasory and clerical forces have 
united in forming the Glenwood Social 
Club and everything is ready for the initial 
dance of the season, April 19. Shop Super- 
intendent C. M. Newman, was elected 
president and we feel sure that the organi- 
zation will be a big success. 

Miss Rhoda C. Winn, secretary' to the 
shop superintendent, has resigned, after 
seven years of faithful service, to become 

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the bride of Dr. Raymond D. Grissinger, 
of Bedford, Pa. Miss Winn was presented 
with a beautiful glass set by the office force 
and the l^st wishes of all are extended to 
the bride and groom. 

W. E. Matthews, secretary to district 
master mechanic, has been promoted to 
shop clerk at Connellsville, Pa. Congratu- 
lations, "Matt!" 

E. A. Greaves, formerly ot Cumberland, 
has taken the position left vacant by Mr. 
Matthews. He seems to like Glenwood, 
especially the girls in the office. 

Dan Cupid has claimed another victim 
in the person of Jos. Hannaway, machinist 
in the Back Shop. Congratulations, "Joe!" 

Margaret U. Cunningham, Yard Master's 
Office has joined the Superintendent of 
Shops force in the position of bill writer. 
We all wish you success in your new position 

Nellie Sliger, Coimellsville, has accepted 
the position of chief bill clerk at Glenwood. 

We all miss the smiling face of Elizabeth 
Passmore, who has taken a position as 
stenographer in the Freight Agent's Office. 
Good luck, "Beth!" 

Monongah Division 

Correspondent, Anna Mary Unks 

The "Boss" wants to know who locked 
Marie Deegan and Lelia Ware in the attic. 

"Judy" Shroyer has started a hope 
chest — she bought a player piano. 

We believe the reason for "Dick" Man- 
ning's overtime at the office to be this — his 
girl hasn't a telephone in her office — it's at 

"Mike" Murray told me to give a big 
HELL-o to every one for him. 

"Jack," the car distributor, is a lucky 
man. Ask him what he won. 

Henry Bradford spent a few days in 
Baltimore. The girls back home are itching 
to find out what the attraction is down 

Ask "Jim" McClung if he is guilty of 
telling any stories. 

Graham Begley, division engineer's office, 
Grafton, W. Va., has been transferred to 
Wheeling, much to the regret of his friends. 
During his work here Mr. Begley showed 
both ability and ambition. We wish him 
success in his new position. 

We extend our sympathy to A. N. Peters, 
whose mother died recently. 

H. R. Wickhanm, ticket agent, Grafton, 
has been ill. We miss him and wish him a 
speedy recovery. 

B. Skinner is rejoicing over the arrival 
of a bouncing baby boy. 

Harry Fisher is the proud father of a 
baby girl. 

Charleston Division 

Correspondent, C. W. Dixon 
Car Distributor 
"Frank" in Sense 
"Fulfill thy ministry." 
"According as each hath received a gift." 
"Worked great wonders." 

Just three simple phrases from the Book 
ot Books, but should each one of us take 
them to heart and "fulfill," or to use the 
word in another form, "fillful" our minis- 
try' in our various capacities according to 
the talent or gift given us, what wonders 
we could perform! I am just now think- 
ing of the above in connection with the 
"STOP THAT LEAK" campaign, and 
also in connection with the movement to 

increase CAR MILES; the former should 
evolve itself into a "NEVERLEAK" 
policy and CAR MILES would become as 
plentiful as German Marks. Are we big 
enough? Ask yourself! 

See our "ad" in former issue of this 
Magazine— applications received to date — 

Major Brooke 76 

John Workmeister 76 

H. A. Lynch 76 

Victor Houghton i 

John Carpenter i 

Si" Seymour 76 

Asked someone the other day if he had 
seen "Carolina in the Morning?" He said 
he had not, but that he had seen some of the 
girls from the Superintendent's Office out 
about that time. It has been reported that 
early morning walks aid in making one 
beautiful. Ask some of them. 

What's become of Jones? Did you not 
know that he had been named assistant 
editor of YOUR MAGAZINE and is now 
located in Baltimore? I want all the readers 

"There's One Man 
We're Going to Keep'' 

"Ed Wilson, there, is one of the most 
ambitious men in the plant. I notice lhat 
he never fools ;iw;iy his spare time. He 
studies his Internalional (^'orrespondence 
Schools course every chance he {jets. 

"It's been the niakins of him, too. He 
hasn't been here nearly so lonR- as Tom 
Downey, who was laid off yesterday, hut 
he knows ten times as much about this 

"I'm going to give him Tom's job at a 
raise in salary. He's the kind of man we 
want around here." 

HOW do you stand in your shop or office? Are 
you an Ed Wilson or a Tom Downey? Are you 
going up? Or down/ 

Xo matter where you live, the International Cor- 
respondence Schools will come to you. No mattei 
what your handicaps or how small your means, w( 
have a plai\ to meet your circumstances. Xo mattei 
how limited your previous education, the simply- 
written, wonderfully-illustrated I. C. S. te.xtbook« 
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Charles C, sun of Operator C. C. Smith, 
Grafton, W.Va. 

to know that Mr. Jones has asked the 
correspondent to express his regrets to those 
of his friends whom he was unable to see 
personally before he left; also to remember 
him again to all his friends and to be sure 
and let them know that the "latch-string" 
will always be out for them at Halethorpe. 
That's where he hangs his hat when not at 
the office. 

It was the good fortune of your corres- 
pondent to attend a meeting of the staff 
officers of the West Virginia District, which 
was held in the banquet hall of the Waldo 
Hotel at Clarksburg during the month of 
March. We had some excellent talks from 
our general manager, general superinten- 
dent and general superintendent transpor- 
tation. The key note of all the talks, and 
in fact of all phases of railroad work, is that 
of Mr. Scheer when he stated that every 
man on the railroad could be worth- FIVE 
CENTS MORE PER DAY than he is now 
worth. Mr. Curran laid special stress on the 
matter of increasing CAR MILES, while 
Mr. Scott dealt more particularly with 
iTiatters pertaining to the West Virginia 

Baltimore and Ohio officials and employes 
join in extending their h«irtfelt sympathy 
to M. J. Harrington, veteran supervisor, 
whose wife died April 1 1 , after a short illness, 
following a stroke of apoplexy from which 
she never regained consciousness. Funeral 
services were held in St. Patrick's Catholic 
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April 14. Mrs. Harrington's quiet and un- 
assuming manner endeared her to all with 
whom she came in contact, and her death 
occasions much sorrow. 

Answers to last month's "Puzzlers." 
(See March Magazine.) 

Mr. Brooke: The correspondent lied. 
Mr. Sevems: Not half of what I coultl 
have said. 

^Ir. Schide: Can't get near the office with 
the boat. Might get there too often with 
the Flivver. 

Mr. Pickens: Can't answer because the 
question failed to specify the kind. 

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Miss Justus: Question out of order. 
Miss Peg: What more can I do? 
Mr. Kelly: Either way — It satisfies. 
Miss Feagans: Oh I don't know. 
Miss Tivey: Not very much, but I'm 

Mr. McOsker: Alright — Brig Young was 
more a father than I am, though. 

Mr. Lynch: Why not ask the girls why 
they paint around their "window's". 

Mr. Staples: The job don't matter, but I 
would hke to be there. 

Mr. Marsh: Unprintable. 

Miss Hay den: I can't without recalling 
unpleasant memories. 

Expressions of regret are heard all over 
the division on account of the sad accident 
to Brakeman F. O. Goodwin, who was killed 
while switching at Buckhannon on the 
night of April 12. His family has the sym- 
pathy of everyone. 

On April 3, a Safety rally and entertain- 
ment under the auspices of our Y. M. C. A. 
and Shops, was held at Gassaway in the 
High School auditorium. The attendance 
was good; about five hundred employes, 
members of their families and friends being 
present. Mr. E. H. Goelz, secretary, Y. M. 
C. A. Gassaway,' was chairman of the 
meeting, and he is to be commended for the 
successful manner in which the affair was 
conducted. Superintendent Trapnell was 
present and gave an excellent talk. Safety 
Agent Allison was on the program and 
talked on the subject of Safety. Following 
the meeting, a dance was held at a local 
hall in Gassaway, this being also well at- 

H. E. Brown, genial ticket agent at 
Weston, who entered suit against the 
County Court sometime back to have the 
Polk Creek Bridge made wider, has dis- 
missed his suit. He, himself, is unable to 
state just why this unusual action was taken 
but claims his car will clear both sides of 
bridge nicely this Spring. 

Conductor P. J. Condry spent a well 
deserved vacation at Hot Springs, Ark. We 
are glad to note that Mrs. J. P. Reid, wife 
of yard conductor, is improving after her 
recent illness. 

Engineer W. B. Amos and Fireman B. T. 
Boyd, who have been ill for sometime, are 
again at work. 

We often become confused by the con- 
centrated gaze of Orville Crawford, clerk- 
in Car Distributor's Office. He seems to 
have a spot located on the wall that is in 
direct line with his desk and a certain point 

The late Henry Pflug 

in "Old Virginia." We no longer wonder 
at the mysterious attractions the North 
Pole holds for the Magnet, nor the Flame 
for the Moth. 

We are glad to see Miss Madeline Hayden 
at her desk in Superintendent's Office, after 
an absence of several days. She claims to 
have left the back door open, and in flew 
"Enza. " 

At the time of this writing, our superin- 
tendent is confined to his home account of 
an attack of influenza, having been absent 
from his office several days. We are hoping 
he will have a speedy recovery. 

Sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. O. L. 
Matthew, wife of fireman. We extend our 
sympathy to him. 

Engineer A. C. Whitecotton and family 
have returned after spending some time in 
Plant City, Florida. 

Fireman J. N. McQueen and a young lady 
at Richwood, West Virginia, were recently 
married. Congratulations ! 

Brakeman M. A. Payne, who was injured 
in a derailment last June, is improving and 
expects to be at work within a month or two. 

Brakeman E. B. McCord was recently 
operated on for appendicitis. 

Wheeling Division 

Correspondent, M.^rie Slatterick 

Cupid has again been busy in our midst. 
This time the victim is H. L. Blackwell, 
dispatcher on the Short Line, who on Feb- 
ruary 14, was wedded to Miss Daisy 
DeMichele of WheeHng. Congratulations, 
"Blackie" and Mrs. "Blackie." 

Our affable rodmen on the Engineering 
Corps have both been transferred; J. H. 
Lindsay to Connellsville and John Wise to 
Baltimore. While we wish them both the 
best of luck, doggone it, we'll surely miss 
'em. Such is Hf e in a big city like Wheeling ! ! 

Talking about a big city, here's a good 
one: Anthony (Red) Heimiller, clerk in the 
Motive Power Department at WheeUng, 
escorted a young lady home from a dance 
the other evening. All through the evening 
he had been gathering up enough nerve to 
ask her permission to do so, for you see he 
"feU" for her strong. She certainly was a 
wonderful girl. But imagine his surprise 
when taking her home to discover she lived 
right next door to his abode!! So the joke 
is not so much on "Red" as it is on those 
who call Wheeling a small "town. " When 
we don't even know our next door neighbors 
especially those of the opposite sex, you 
might even call such a city a metropolis!! 

Leo Fordyce, yard clerk, Benwood Shop, 
possesses wonderful powers of description. 
On being asked to advise the size of coke 
dust in a car he was consigning, he said it 
was "big enough to get in your eye." 

Another promotion is that of Carl Knoke, 
better known as "Gus" who has been pro- 
moted to Mr. Gill's office, Baltimore. IBest 
wishes ! 

One whose face is familiar to us and whom 
we have missed for a long, long time, is 
with us again. It is none other than Miss 
Helen Havercamp, who was furloughed 
some time ago but is back at the Freight 
House at Wheeling. Helen is popular with 
all of us and we make haste to welcome her. 

J. O. McBride, formerly of the Storeroom 
at Benwood, has accepted a position as shop 
material clerk in the Division Accountant's 
Office at Wheeling. 

We regret to report the death of the 
mother of A. N. Peters, division operator. 

Miss Elsie Manion 

Mr. Peters was called to Virginia account 
of her illness and while he was there on April 
5, the Angel of Death paid his visit. Our 
sincerest sympathies are extended. 

Due to the illness of our correspondent 
at Benwood, J. L. Cusack, we have no notes 
for this issue from that quarter. John says 
he has a bad cold, but we think he got too 
much "fresh country air" when he and 
Bill Daugherty, Benwood Shop, visited 
friends at Glen Easton, W. Va., some time 

Accompanying is photograph of the late 
Henry Pflug, who died on March 10 at 
Benwood, after an illness of one year. Mr. 
Pflug was an employe of the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad Company at Benwood Shop, 
for over twenty-five years and for some 
time past has been on a pension. He was 
a private in the German armies in the 
Franco-Prussian War in 1871 and was one 
of three survivors of an entire company at 
the Battle of Gravelette, near Paris. 

The accompanying picture is a good like- 
ness of Miss Elsie Manion, stenographer 
in the Division Engineer's Office at Wheel- 
ing. Elsie's sunny disposition and willing 
manner has gained her many friends. She 
was formerly employed in the Division 
Storekeeper's Office at Benwood, W. Va., 
where she likewise gained many admirers. 

Ohio River Sub-Division 

Correspondent, Charlotte Marlowe 

At the regular meeting of Sharon Lodge, 
I. O. O. F., held April 6, our accommodating 
time and tonnage clerk, T. J. Ball, was 
presented with a beautiful Veteran's pin, 
signifying 35 years membership and loyalty. 
The presentation was made by Past Grand 
Master WilHam T. Stephenson, who said 
in part, "The night was never too dark or 
stormy, nor the way too rough, for Mr. 
Bah to visit the sick, or lend a helping 
hand. " A beautiful tribute, and one well 
merited. We are proud of you, Tom. 

Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Stocking have 
returned from Ogdensburg, N. Y., where 
they were called by the critical illness of 
the former's brother. 

The accompanying photograph is of 
Conductor C. H. Murray and his Train 
Baggage Master A. E. Anderson, the 
handsome gentleman on the left. Con- 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1923 


ductor Murray entered the service in 1892 
as a brakeman, was promoted to conductor 
in 1900, having 31 years continuous service. 
Train I3aggage Master Anderson rounded 
out 29 years continuous service on March 
13. These two are pals, having worked 
together for twelve years on the accom- 
modation between Parkersburg and 
Spencer, W. Va. Between trains they can 
be seen any day in Parkersburg strolling 
about the city arm in arm, as though they 
had'nt seen each other for years. Baggage 
Master Anderson proudly proclaims that 
he is the father of twelve children, while 
Conductor Murray confesses to three. 
Not a bad record any way you take it. 

On May i,the o^ce employes of the 
Freight House, honored Miss "Margie" 
Lasure, whose marriage to Mr. Charles 
Matheney willoccur on June 6. Miss Lasure 
was presented with a handsome gilt from the 
employes, through Agent F. A. Carpenter, 
and gracefully voiced her thanks. A 
varied and delightful lunch was served 
as follows: 

F. A. Carpenter — Sunkist Frog Fur. 

J. K. Cromley — King Tut's Adenoids, 
Calfhead Sauce. 

Charlotte Marlowe — Pickled Canary 

F. B. Stocking — Alligator Eyelids, toasted. 

W. M. Duff— School Bonds Smothered 
with Belpre Sentiment. 

Adam Loebig — Roast Leg of Owl, Hoot 

Gardner Duncan — GirafTe Keck with 
High Dumplings. 

Jas. Durkin — Young Mouse Ears on 
Holy Smoke. 

C. C. Phillips — Sharks' Ankles Parboiled 
in Near Beer. 

Bud Beck — Rats' Breast en Casserole. 

Mary Keenan — Young Duck's eyes in 
Crystal Springs Water. 

T. J. Ball — Snakes Hips with Ovster 

Donald RobertSrm — Mellon 's Baby 
Food, Heated. 

Walker Hamilton— Mules Ears Stuffed 
with Cowslips. 

Jno. Maloney — Planked Fish Feet. 

Grandpa Whittier — Young Goat's Milk 
on Icicles. 

George McDifTitt— Snake Gizzards Scram- 
bled with Lobster Brains. 

Janice Thorn — Old Honey Comb Stuffed 
with Bees' Knees. 

E. W. Miller— Cat's Knuckles Smothered 
with Insect Powder. 

Virginia Tredway — Broiled young Tree 
Toad, Mashed Potatoes.. 

Bud Wiggins — Blackberry Briers with 
Chigger Freckles. 

The stork has been gracious to Freight 
House employes, leaxang a tiny girl at the 
home of Transfer Clerk and "Mrs. H. L. 
Andrews, April 3, who has been named 
Rae Morrison Andrews, and a young 

trucker at the home of Trucker and Mrs. 
C. F. Snider, on April 9, name Harry N'irgil. 

We congratulate the jjarents, and hope 
these two youngsters grow up to be worthy 
children of their illustrious forebears. 

Death has invaded two of the homes of 
Freight House em])loyes. Afters evcral 
months of suffering Mrs. Catherine Tredway 
age 72, grandmother of Miss Virgini 1 
Tredway, waybill clerk passed away at 
her home on Tenth Street, April 9. On 
April 15, Thomas B. Bush, father ot E. H. 
Bush, loader, died at his home at Belprc. 
Our sympathies are extended to the I)c- 
reaved families. 

* The Low Yard force looks a little differ- 
ent now. H. L. Hickman is calling in the 
High Yards, Steve Johnson is working Ihi' 
8.00 a. m. yard turn, while "Dink" Burris 
is shifting them on the 11.00 p. m. turn. 
G. A. Barnett has been assigned to the scale 
office position and Jerry Hamilton will go 
to the High Yards. 

J. J. Murphy who has been off duty 
with an injured arm, is improving. 

"Everett True" Johnson, our benevolent 
yard master, has returned to duty after a 
few days absence caused by a sore foot. 

It has been estimated that if all the 
language which "Coon-dog" and "Pete" 
threw at each other across the partition in 
the Caller's Office was printed in one book, 
it would make a big one. 

If anyone knows where to find "Flip" 
after midnight, will he please communicate 
with the Caller's Office? 

"Vic" Springer, better known as the 
"Railroad Romeo" or "Sheik ot the 
Scales," is thinking of retiring from rail- 
road work to becone a gentleman farmer. 
'Sno use, girls — he's married. 

"Joe" Ross, our hard working air inspect f)r, 
has at last admitted that there is too much 
work for one man, and is thinking of re- 
questing an assistant. (That distant hnwl 
comes from Frank Taylor.) 

If a certain well built gentleman in the 
Low Yards does not cease his purloining of 
newspapers, one of our younger set has 
voiced his intention of jarring him loose 
from the rest of his hair. 

Following a custom which seems to be 
more or less of a necessity to every well- 
developed correspondent, we are giving a 
list of the 

Things We WouM Like To See 

Swartz going after a man. 

Steve Radford or Brad Southworth taking 

a few days off. 
"Dutch" Wiesheit talking. 
"Winnie Taylor" ditto. 
"Gus" McCarty smoking a pipe. 
Bell or Barnett with a coal report that 

"Joker" Joyce not worrying. 
John Matheney on a ])assenger run. 
Fireman Thompson with a grouch. 
Swain over at the "Big Rock." 
(xeo. McDiffitt drinking grape juice. 
Billy Duff without a telephone. 
Chief Clerk Cromley with some pencils. 
C. C. Phillips without a package of Red 


C. M. Whittier reciting one of his famous 

Breathes there a man with jiep so dead. 
Who never to himself has said. 

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Correspondent, Thomas J. Mi kphv 
EfTective April 15, J. B. Carothers returns 
to the Ohio Division as Superintendent, 
succeeding A. A. lams, transferred. 

S Eminently successful in various operating 
positions, ^Ir. Carothers carries to the 
division an assurance of retaining tlie high 
standard it has established on the Western 

Walter K. Noe is a radio enthusiast but 
has not achieved all the results so ably set 
forth in the advertisements. As the set 
was purchased from a dealer who also 
handles Ford accessories Walter is sus- 
])icious that some of his trouble may be due 
to a substitution of parts. 

It the salesmen knew their stufT the ?^ser- 
tion is ventured that H. A. luler knows 
more about the different makes of automo- 
biles than anyone else in the building. It 
is rumored that a co-worker, accused of 
owning a cheap machine, tipped off Henry 
as a prospective jiurchaser to every vendor 
of machines in the city. Finally, in des- 
peration, Henry had to buy in order to 
shake them ofT. 

Our attention has l>en called to the bliss- 
ful lf)ok that adorns the fair features of one 
of our female clerks, particularly on 
Monday and Thursday mornings. If the 
correspondent were a female it might be 
possible to secure the rest of the story. 

With an attendance taxing the capacity 
of the hall, the Cincinnati Veterans' Asso- 
ciation held their (juarterly meeting at the 
Grand Hotel, .April 12. After the trans- 
action of routine business and report by 
Delegate H. S. Howden, the meeting was 
enjovablv entertained by an address from 
Chief of 'Welfare W. W. Wood. The keen 
interest displayed in the workings of the 
organization indicates that it will only be 
a short time until monthly meetings will 
be a necessity. 

The R. X. Begien Branch, Ladies' Aux- 
iliary, continues to thrive and bids fair to 
outrank in numbers the male organization. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig2j 

Freight Representative Chester C. Troy {left1 and Messenger Irvin G. Marz, Cincinnati Terminals 

Office of Superintendent of Transportation 

G. F. Kriedler, the latest addition to our 
stenographic force, comes with the highest 
recommendations from our Tariff Depart- 
ment. His entry to our ranks is made possi- 
ble by the resignation of Robert P. Burns, 
who retires from railroad lite to engage in 
the coal business. 

A recent photograph of Marvin Wilhelm, 
son of Chief Car Distributor G. M. Wil- 
helm, is reproduced in this issue. That he 
is the pride and joy of his " Dad " is putting 
it mildly. As is the case with every proud 
father, George keeps the otHce, and particu- 
larly the chief clerk, posted on the "boy's" 
progress. If Marvin displays the same 
energy and ability as his father a successful 
future is predicted. 

This office has some stars of a peculiar 
type — they shine when it rains — extra 
umbrellas held at office to escort young 
ladies to lunch or home makes them shine 
with the fair sex. 

It is said on good authority that Margaret 
Von Blon, whose picture appears in this 
issue, has already shown signs of marked 
histrionic ability." "Peggy" is the daughter 
of Chief Statistician Oscar H. Von Blon 
and is just as proud of her "Dad" as he is 
of his talented daughter. 

The correspondent feels aggrieved that 
the conspirators who wrote the article 
accompanying his picture in the April issue 
did not take him into their confidence: he 
would have been glad to have put them 
next to a lot of good things they might have 
said and didn't. If the editor ever decides 
to restrict the entire M.\gazine to one article 
said correspondent will mention a few of 
the best of his good points. (Just name 
the time, Mr. Murphy — we. would enjoy a 
month's vacation! Ed.) 

Office of General Superintendent 

The reason Gertrude Wehage was not 
elected as the second "Good Will' 'repre- 
sentative was because all those voting did 
not have the pleasure of her acquaintance. 

Office of Superintendent Motive Power 

Chief Clerk H. E. Duncan, in his long 
service, has accumul.^ted a hcst of friends 

among his co-workers. The few changes 
occurring in his office force attest his fair 
dealing and the respondent loyalty of satis- 
fied employes. The universal \-erdict is 
that Harry is a prince. 

Hy showing the boys how to shoot pool, 
Dewey Smoot manages to pick up his lunch 
money and enough on the side for cigarettes 
and candy. As some of the pupils show 
no aptitude Dewey seems to gave a pretty 
good thing of it. 

Telephone Exchange 

Occasional dealings with other private 
branch exchanges supply any proof that 
may be needed to defend the boast that the 
Baltimore and Ohio conducts the most 
efficient and courteous exchange of any in 
the city. The untiring efforts of "Tiny" 
and her crew to satisfy the public as well as 
the employes, and the pleasant manner in 
which it is done, deserve the highest com- 

Office of Engineer Maintenance of Way 

Cost Accountant W. J. Spaul, ■ submits 
the followng Ijiosraphy of Frank A. Sinnott, 

assistant chief clerk, who, on April I , re- 
signed to accept an executive position with 
the Kroger Grocery & Baking Co., Cincin- 
nati. Mr. Sinnott was bom in 1883, and 
spent the first twenty-two years of his life 
on a farm. On Nov. 6, 1905, when "farm 
life became too quiet and simple" he sought 
other fields of endeavor and entered ser^-ice 
of the Baltimore and Ohio as a laborer in 
Shops yard; within a few weeks he was 
promoted to machinist helper, which 
position he retained for nearly a year. 

Feeling the need of a commercial educa- 
tion, he resigned and entered business 
college; after mastering stenography he 
re-entered Baltimore and Ohio service as 
stenographer in the Stores Department and 
within a year was transferred to the Office 
of Division Engineer; in 1908 he was trans- 
ferred to the office of Chief Engineer at 
Cincinnati and within a year was promoted 
to secretary to Mr. Stimson, which posi- 
tion he retained under H. B. Dick; in 
1913 he was advanced to assistant chief 
clerk and when the reorganization took 
place in July of that year he was appointed 
chief clerk. In a further reorganization in 
19 18 he was transferred to Cleveland as 
chief clerk to district engineer Maintenance 
of Way of the Northwest District; when 
this office was discontinued he returned to 
Cincinnati as chief accountant in the Office 
of the Chief Engineer, and was later ap- 
pointed assistant chief clerk which position 
he retained until his resignation. 

Frank, as he was affectionately known tc 
all of his associates, was a tireless worker; 
always good natured, ready at all times to 
lend his assistance to any one, loyal to the 
Baltimore and Ohio and to his friends. 

As a token of esteem his fellow employes 
presented him with a handsome walrus 
brief case, the presentation speech being 
made by John J. Kolker, who conveyed the 
best wishes of his friends and associates. 
While we regret to lose Frank, we rejoice 
in his selection for such an important posi- 
tion as that he is just entering. Mr. Siimott 
has a charming family, consisting of a wife 
and two daughters. Good luck to you, 

Incident to the resignation of F. A. 
Sinnott promotions of C. O. Medert, E. C. 
Yokum and F. G. Dickman to the positions 
of assistant chief clerk, accountant and File 
clerk, have been announced, 
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Western Lines Ahead! | 
Keep Cars Moving! j 
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Margaret, daughter of O. H. Von B!ou, chief Marvin, son of Chief Car Distributor 

statistician G. M. Wilhelm 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1923 


Freight Traffic Department 
Southwest Region 

Correspondent, E. H. Gardner 

The following stenographers ha\e re- 
signed their positions recently: 

William B. Jones, District Freight Office, 
to accept similar employment in General 
Superintendent Mitchell's Office. 

Edward A. Knaubcr, Freight Tariff 
Bureau, to go to the Big Four. 

(jiles F. Kridler, Freight Tariff Bureau, 
to accept similar ])osition in Superintendent 
Transportation Brooke's Office. 

F. U. Sehwarte, District Freight Office. 

Charles Her, General Freight Office, to 
.accept position of associate editor of a Sun- 
day School Magazine. 

Best wishes for the success of these for- 
mer employes! 

J. W. Rieger and C. W. Miller, arc new 
employes in the District Freight Office and 
Freight Tariff Bureau, respectively. 


Bom to Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Troy, a girl. 
Bom to Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Ashar, a boy. 
Bom to Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Wayman, 
a boy. 

The boys still have it on the girls about 
three to one in the race-perpetuating 

"Cliff" Brenner has been promoted to 
succeed Charles Her as stenographer, 
General Freight Office. 

Ash TulHs had a big day on April i — a 
combination of wedding anniversary, birth- 
day anniversary, Easter and All- Fools day. 

LEAK!! (And make the stop, PERMA- 
NENT, too)! 

Have you, Walt and Tommy? 

An old friend and ex-fellow-employe, 
Arthur Perry, brother of the famous George, 
called to see us the other day. Arthur 
resigned recently at tb^^ end of a six-months' 
leave of absence on account of ill health, 
but reports he has now fully regained his 
health, which will be good news to everyone 
of his acquaintances and frends. 

The Moon Shines Bright 

Charley Terhune does not use Hair 
Groom on his hair. Do you know why? 

Here are two photos, one being that of 
Chester C. Troy, freight representative, 
District Freight Office, the other that of 
Irvin G. Marz, messenger. Freight Tariff 
Bureau. "Ches" is a "go-gettem" solicitor, 
always on the job, and makes friends where 
he goes. The photo of Irvin Marz, tv'ho 
boxes quite regularly at the exhibitions 
put on by the soldiers at Fort Thomas, 
shows him in his fighting pose. "Irv. " is 
some mauler, has an imposing string of 




Sheridan Road at W'ilsnti Ave. 


For greater comfort 
on your next visit to 
Chicago, stop at the 
beautiful new Hotel 
Sheridan-Plaza. Eigh- 
teen minutes from down- 
town ; elevated express 
and surface lines ; motor 
busses to and from down- 
town, through Lincoln 
Park, stop at the door. 
Music and dancing. 

500 Rooms, Each with 
Private Bath. 

Ezceptioral garage accommoda- 

victories to his credit, and claims the 
bantamweight championship of the entire 
Baltimore and Ohio System. Any dis- 

"Ed" Henken, former chief clerk. District 
Freight Office, was here recently and im- 
parted the information that he has accepted 
a position as chief clerk to the general agent 
of the M. K. & T. here. "Ed" says he is glad 
to get back into the railroad game after 
having been out of it for two years. 

Cincinnati Terminals 

Correspondent, Joseph Beel 
Mr. Galloway's Ivorydale shops are 
showing some speed these days. Their 
record for March is one than can be shown 
proudly to all concerned. Seventeen en- 
gines, including five class 2 repairs, were 
turned out for March. A record with which 
no shop can compare on Western Lines. 
All records were smashed when Engine 29 1 5 
was placed in snop on March 7 and made 
mileage on March 10; this engine rcceiv-ed 
class 4 repairs, all flues, tires turned, new 
shoes and wedges, etc. Some speed! Due 
credit is given A. E. McMillan, master 
mechanic, E. T. Haas, superintendent shops, 
F. E. Liebetrau, general foreman and J. R. 
Zureick, general boiler foreman and their 
assistants for the efficient handling of the 
above number of engines. 

The accompanying photograph is of Joseph 
Casserly, recently promoted to erecting 
shop foreman. Mr. Casserly has been in 
the employe of the Baltimore and Ohio at 
I very dale shops for several years and for 
efficiency in handling his work, has 
earned this promotion. Mr. Casserly was 
one of the toremen who was instrumental 
ill breaking Ivorydale's out-put record for 
tm month of March. " More power to vcu, 

We also present photograph of Machine 
Shop Foreman George Donnelly, Erecting 
Shop Foreman N. Green and newly pro- 
moted Erecting Foreman Joseph Casserly 
When these three men get together, rei 
team work is the result. 

A third photogra]3h is that of Machinist 
and Electric Welder D. Scully and R. Hag- 
gerty; in the center is their assistant J. 
Weisenberger, Ivorydale shops. 

The wife of Electrician Foreman A. R. 
Buchner presented him with a baby girl 
and he is all smiles and was so happy he 
forgot all about passing the cigars. 

Ivorydale shop employes extend their 
sympathy to J. McKenna, machinist, who 
recently li^st his father, H. McKenna, who 
was employed at Ivorjxlale for several 
years. Also to tlAtf family of Thomas 
Doran, painter, who died suddenly. 

Left to right: Erecting Foreman Joseph Casserly, Machine Foreman George Donnelly, Erecting Shop Forenan N. Green, Erecting Fore-nan Joseph 
Casserly, Machinist D. Scully, Assistant J. Weisenbergh and Welder R. Haggerty 

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Spring has came. But, instead of the 
thoughts of the young men at Ivorydale 
turning lightly to love, their thoughts are 
concentrated on Ford and Chevrolet coupes 
and sedans. 

One of our young machinists, A. Budde, 
has decided to'set forth on the sea of matri- 
mony. We hope that he will escape all the 
rocks and rough places and that he and his 
wife will spend many happy years together. 

We also welcome E. F. Bucher, newly 
appointed blacksmith foreman at Ivorydale. 

We understand that a certain young lady 
at Northside is sporting a sparkler on her 
left hand. We will hear the "gimme, let 
me have, have you got," for some time to 
come, eh, Everly. 

By H. H.. Supt's Office 

Forth we fare quite bright and gay, 
To St. Louis, far away. 
Board the train, we, one and all. 
Then into a scrape do fall. 

Lowers had we, eight, nine, ten, 
But who could then foresee that when, 
Down the aisle we came with vim. 
Our glad spirits would soon be dim. 

For in Number seven, lo. 

Is a ladv full of woe. 

Or should we just call it wrath, 

Or bad temper which she hath? 

For when the young ladies gay, 
Down the aisle trip our light way. 
This old Miss in number seven, 
Forthwith wished us all in heaven. 

So into our berths we sneak, 
But now and then look out and peek; 
And though noise we must not make, 
GHmpses of our pals we taJce. 

Homeward, tired, now we start. 
All of us with a heaw heart. 
For though on this morn we're glad, 
Now we feel a little sad. 

Lowers have we, one, two and three. 
And no old girl do we see. 
But our conductor, (it is sad) 
"Pulled a bone" that make us mad. 

For to a man, why, he did sell. 

One of these berths, which one we'll tell, 

It was, indeed, our number two, 

And 'foresaid man was vamped by Sue. 

So to another car he did take. 
Himself, and in his wake. 
Did leave a maiden filled with dreams. 
Of him. Or so to us, it seems. 

Now home are we again, O, dear! 
We're late for work, we sure do fear, 
Down goes our breakfast quick as wink. 
Back to the office do we slink. 

Open our desks, begin our work. 
Which never we've been known to shirk. 
And while this story we do tell. 
Our thoughts on St. Louis do dwell. 

The "Railroad Game" 
By J . F. A uherger 

Let me give you my "slant" on the "Rail- 
road Game. " 
It has proved to many the road to fame, 
The training you get, if taken to mind. 
Will help you accomplish the tasks that 
you find. 

You cannot deny if you give it your best 
That it certainly gives to a man a real test ; 
So why "pass the buck" when there's so 

much to gain 
In making your way in the "Railroad 

Game? " 

The game is like building a monstrous wheel. 
One spoke is just you. So please try to feel. 
The need of your work, so give it attention 

To keep the whole wheel in good running 

Remember you're one of the spokes in this 

Do not slight your work in order to steal, 
A few moments time for your pleasures and 

If all should do this, how could the wheel 

Combining our efforts, our whole aggrega- 

Will make of our road the BEST one in the 

And when your time comes to give up your 

You can say " It 's my WHEEL, " regardless 
who asks. 

Car Record Clerk Mabel Schatz, is con- 
fined to her home, account of illness. She 
is, however, improving, and we hope will 
soon be able to be with us again. 

Miss Lorraine McNally was transferred 
from Local Car Record Office to Superin- 
tendent's Office temporarily, account Miss 
Helene Herron on leave. Glad to have you 
with us, Lorraine. 

I . An old wood burner still in commission at Gainesville, Florida. 2. William, Junior, the 17 months 
son of Operator and Mrs. WiUiam R. Haney. 3. Curtis Milton and Dorothy Lou, children of Triin 
Dispatcher and Mrs. G. H. Sarff. 4- Only one second difference between the three: left to right. 
Watch Examiner J. B. Lentsch, Engineer "Bill" Bingham and Train naster C. P. Angell 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1923 


Robert J. Jennings, car distributor, was 
presented with a bouncing baby boy on 
April 2. His name is Thomas, after his 
"Uncle Tom" and he weighed 12 pounds. 
Everything is lovely. 

We extend to Assistant Train Master 
J. P. Fallon our deepest sympathy on the 
death of his son, James. 

Akron Division 

Correspondent, J. A. Jackson 

Don't forget that the "STOP THAT 
LEAK CAMPAIGN" k still on in full 
blast, and will continue every day in 1923. 
Have YOU done anything yet to plug up a 
leak in your department? 

There was much rejoicing on the Akron 
Division, when announcement was made 
of the promotion of Superintendent D. F. 
Stevens to be General Superintendent, 
Northwest District on April 15. During his 
four years of service as superintendent of 
the old New Castle, and later the Consoli- 
dated Akron Division, Mr. Stevens has en- 
deared himself to every em])loyc under his 
jurisdiction, and won co-operation in all 

The good wishes of our seven thousand 
employes go with him to his new post. 

R. B. Mann, formerly superintendent, 
Toledo Di\'ision, succeeds D. F. Stevens 
as superintendent, Akron Division. Mr. 
Mann is not a stranger to our employes, as 
he is personally known to many of the staff 
officers, and they, with the employes, wish 
him good luck, good health and success in 
his new duties. 

Car Distributor George Miles and wife 
are rejoicing over the arrival of a son who 
has been named Richard George. Real 
"El Versos" were passed out in honor of 
the new arrival. 

George R. Coon, chief clerk to master 
mechanic, has taken up his new duties as 
work checker at Loftun, Ohio, and is suc- 
ceeded by Thomas Wagoner as chief clerk. 
Our wishes go with them in their new 

"Tommy" Williams, clerk in Division 
Accountant's Office, has at last realized 
the ambition of his young life. He saw his 
first "Big League" base ball game. He 
went to Cle\'eland recentlv and saw the 
TIGERS getting mauled by'the INDIANS. 
He took his old side kick " Jimmie" Geddis 
along with him, and "Jimmie" tells us he 
did not see much of the game, as "Tommy" 
kept him busy asking questions, and won- 
dering when the real Tigers and Indians 
would show up. There were lots of real 
Indians but no TIGERS. 

Relief Agent, A. F. Alexander has com- 
pletely recovered from a severe illness, 
which confined him to his bed for four weeks. 
His many friends are glad to see his smiling 
face again. 

Miss Bertha Hall has accepted the posi- 
tion of stenographer in the Master Mechan- 
ic's Office, and is getting along well in her 
new position. The nice part of it is, she 
buys our favorite candy. 

Our Pictures 

The accompanying picture shows from 
left to right, J. B. Lentsch, watch examiner, 
.\kron, Ohio., Engineer "Bill" Bingham 
and Trainmaster C. P. Angell, comparing 
their TICKERS on the arrival of Train 
.\o. 16 at Aki-on, recently. There was 
one second difference in their watches, 
which shows that the time pieces on the 
Akron Division are well taken care of. 

William Russell, Jr., age 17 months, son of 
Operator and Mrs. William R. Haney, 
Akron, Ohio, smiles a welcome from his 
nearby picture. 

Curtis Milton, age 4, and Dorothy Lou, 
age 2, who make the home of Train Dis- 
patcher G. H. (Judd) Sarff ha])py in Akron, 
O., are seen in the accompanying "snap." 

The accompanying picture shows an 
old time wood burner locomotive at 
Gainesville, Florida, which is still doing 
duty on the J. & T. R. R. Engineer F. H. 
Willard, our division, is .seen standing 
alongside. Picture was taken while he was 
visiting in Florida recently. The trait: and 
engine crew consisted of a white engineer 
and conductor, while the fireman and two 
brakemen were colored men. Engineer 
Willard enjoyed the visit to the sunny 
clime much, and has returned to his duties 

Lorain, Ohio 

Stores Department, Time Clerk H. B. 
Mackey has taken up permanent quarters 
in the Division Accountant's Office as 
motive power timekeeper. Sorry to see 
you leave, Harry. 

The Stores Department at Lorain are not 
quite as efficient in their work here of late;^ 
They used to own a victrola but Storekeep- 
er Rothgery was ordered to ship it to Mt. 
Clare. Now "Tony" and "Thehna" can- 
not keep time with the music and they run 
out of " pep " before the day is over. 

We now have a new general round house 
foreman. General Foreman J. A. Subjeck 
has entered the grocery business in Lorain 
and has left the service of the Company. 
K. E. Floeter, Willard, Ohio, has been ap- 
pointed as his successor. Welcotne, Mr. 

Everything is lined up at Lorain for 
the Lake season. General Yard Master 
McDermott has his crews lined up and 
Dock Foreman Tayler has his men ready 
to make a great drive for supremacy and 
leadership in nuinber of cars dutiijicd on 
the Great Lakes. 

Crew Dispatcher P. Virtue is going to 
purchase a new Willys-Knight car. Some 
class to Paul. Girls, he is single and good 

Miss Anna Bohoric, formerly of the 
Agent 's Office is at the present stenographer. 
Car Department, reportmg to car Fore- 
man Hott. Glad to see you back, Anna. 

The Yard Department is again on duty. 
Chief Clerk Wallace has returned from 
Philadelphia where he spent a week and 
Stenographer Miss B. Lechncr has returned 
from a visit to Chicago. Both report 
having had a good time. 

Youngstown, Ohio 

Correspondent, Pe.vrl C. Sciimi'TZ 

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Akron Divi- 
sion held a card party in the Baltimore and 
Ohio Freight (Jffice, on March 10, having as 
their guests the members of the X'cterans 
Employes Association. There was a large 
attendance as the V'eterans know what 
kind of a time they can ex[)ect when the 
ladies entertain. Refreshments were served 
and every one had a delightful time. 

All Veterans' wives who are not members 
of the Auxiliary should at once enroll as the 
present organization is composed of ladies 
who are putting the right spirit into the 
order and have made a purely social or- 
ganization of it. By their entertainments 
they are getting better accjuainted and 
their meetings are looked forward 'Ho with 
plea.sure. Mail or hand your name to Mrs. 


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up In collaiMlblc tuhcM. Always 
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Men and Women 

devotinu: full timrcnn mako $Gto$9 ■ da' 
Bin moni-v fcr «i.iirc limo. Ijiriio«t' 
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two million dollnra' w.^rlh of ordera 
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ProductJi. Toil.-t IV,-pMr*ition 
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iiiBT Propositjoii, 

American Products 
SS90, American Building, Ciocianali, Ohi 

M. Dempsey, president, 331 W. Delason 
Aye., Youngstown, O., or Mrs. George- 
Kitchen, secretarv, 417 E. South Street,. 
Akron, O. ' 

Claim Clerk, E. E. Hart, has returned 
from Marietta, Ohio., where he was called 
account of illness and death of his brother. 

Chief Delivery Clerk E. Bricker, has. 
returned after three months Icav^c of ab- 
sence, account of sickness. 

Terminal Train Master R. E. Pvle, 
Youngstown, O., has been granted a three 
months furlough, account of sickness. He 
is now enjoying a visit with his brother in 
Iowa. J. C. Kline is acting terminal train 
master during Mr. Pyle's absence. 

A. R. E. Club, composed of girls from tlu- 
Local Freight Office and Haselton Yard, 
were entertained at the home of Mildred 
Konker, April 9. As usual Mildred [jroveri 
to be a good hostess. 

Regular meeting of the \"eterans Associ- 
ation was held in the Division Accountant's 
Office, Hermes Building, Alkron, O., on Sun- 
dSiy, April 8. About thirty brothers turned 
out and they had a very enthusiastic meet- 
ing. The membership at present is 423 
and they are endeavoring to increase the 
number to 500. All Veterans should ap- 
point themselves committees of one to get 
new members. The membership dues are 
$1.00 per year. Either hand your dues to 
your nearest agent or send direct to Secre- 
tary-Treasurer, J. K. Jolly, 113 St. Louis 
Ave., Youngstown, Ohio. 

General Yard Master, C. D. Updegraff. 
Haselton, is organizing a baseball ter^e^i for 
Youngstown. A dance was given by the 
Club on Friday, April 20, at the Ohio Hotel. 
Miss Viola Walker and Margaret Hodge 
of the local freight office have iiecn appointed 

New Castle 

Correspondent, .\(.Ni:s Barnks 

Baltimore and Ohio Defeats Pennsylvania 
and Wins City Le(;^ue Championship 

The Baltimore and Ohio Basket liall Team 
of .New Castle won the championship of 
the City League on April 2, on the Y. M. 
C. A. floor, by defeating the Pennsylvania 
Railroad team and winning the Silver Loving 
Cup, in a game that was featured by the 
sensational field goal shooting of the 
"champeens, "especially in the first half, 
when thirteen goals were dropped through 
the hoops. 

The guarding of the "Bandos" was a 
stone wall to the Pennsy Quintet. Only 
four field goals were caged during forty 
minutes of play by Coen's Basketeers. '■ 

Andrews and Suber were the stars for 
the Bandos, the former caging 6 and the 
latter 5. It was the field goal shooting of 
these players that brough VICTORY to 
the Bandos, 38 to 25. Colaluca, Dennison 
and Coen were the best players for the losers. 

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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May. iq2J 

Summary of the Game: 
Bandos Penn R. R. 

Burnett F Colaluca 

Andrew F Stritmater 

Suber C Coen (Captain) 

Buckingham (Captain) G Pence 
Weiss G Dennison 

vSubs: Jerry for Coen. Coen for Pence. 

Field goals: Andrews 6, Suber 5, Burnett 
1, Weiss 2, Buckingham I, Colacula I, 
Stritmater i, Pence i, Jerry i. . 

Fouls: Buckingham 8 out of 19, Coen 17 
out of 25. 

Referee: Ziggy Kahn, Pittsburgh. 
• Timer: Horner, Yale. 

Scorer: Hartman, N. C. H. S. 

Yardmaster O. L. Murphy passed out 
cigars on April 3, in honor of an 8 pound 
boy, who has been named Paul Louis. 

Murphy is also the proud possessor of a 
Buick Four Sedan " and has had the young 
son out enjoying himself already. 

Terminal Train Master Yeager has re- 
turned to duty after a month's vacation 
account of illness. 

Cecil R. Gordon, former clerk in Agent 
Viehdorfer's office at Girard, has accepted 
position of chief clerk to terminal train 
master, vice Henry A. Huckaba, who has 
joined the ranks of the American Railway 

Miss Julia V. Quinn has accepted position 
as secretary to Train Master Dorsey and 
Road Foreman of Engines Sample, vice 
Ralph Mc Williams, who is now with the 
Grasselli Chemical Company, Hillsville, 
Miss Agnes L. Barnes has returned from 
Chicago to take position vacated by Miss 
Quinn. Miss Barnes held the position she 
is now occupying two years ago, when she 
resigned to go to Chicago. 

Yard Master Harry L. Evans has been 
promoted to day general yard master, and 
Ray S. Muder to night general yard master. 
Harry had quite a time for the first few 
days, not being able to see in daylight as he 
■would send the crews in for "supper "every 
few minutes. 

Interchange Clerk Frank .Stevenson, is 
now running Jitney service (Ford Sedan) 
between New Castle and New Castle Junc- 
tion, and Yardmaster Jimmie Kane is 
trying to see how soon he can ruin his brand 
new "Chevy Coupe" by fast driving. 

Daily at 12.05 P- rn-. the bell on the 'phone 
1674 sounds very faintly for our car tracer 
and then the hard look turns into one of 
smiles. What are the prospects, John? 
(Ring on, little wedding bells.) 

Massillon, Ohio 

Correspondent, W. E. Brugh, Brakeman 

The air car made its annual trip to Mas- 
sillon recently, and many of our employes 
were given some pointers in the art of 
handling air. Needless to say, some of 
them did not need many pointers, while 
others found out that they did not know 
much about it.. 

Clerk to Train Master and Mrs. Jesse 
Lewis spent two weeks at their former home, 
near Winchester, Va. 

Improvements are being made on the 
track on the C. L. & W. New rail is being 
laid and gravel ballast is being unloaded, 
making a good road bed for the heavy coal 

We are a little late in reporting that 
Conductor John W. Veitch has been a vic- 
tim of "Cupid's arrow." A young lady 
from Canton, Ohio, was the bride. They 
are making their home in Massillon. Con- 
gratulations, John! 

Brakeman W. E. Brugh has returned to 
work, after being confined to his home for 
two weeks, with a sprained ankle. "Watch 
your step, 'Bill.'" 

Engineer "Little Dutch" Himmel, made 
his first trip as a passenger engineer recently, 
running the second engine on No. 48, from 
Massillon to Cleveland. Money couldn't 
buy "Herbie" that morning. 

Agent W. P. Burrell, Freeport, has re- 
turned to duty after being off for several 

Newark Division 

Correspondent, B. A. Oatman 

Newark, Ohio Station 

Assistant Foundary Foreman J. H. 
Fuller, Newark, is the proud posessor of a 
copy of time table No. 1 1 of the Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad, issued May 25, 1873. 
This is a canvass covered book showing the 
usual time of all trains on the Main Stem 
and Parkersburg Branch and also carries 
instructions on Safety in handling trains; 
the instructions over the name of Thomas 
R. Sharp, Master of Transporation. 






Thomas Walters, well known conductor, 
passed away on April 12, after a lingering 
illness. Mr. Walters has been employed 
by the Baltimore and Ohio for thirty-two 
years, most of that period being spent in 
the service as a freight conductor. We 
extend to the widow, brothers and sisters, 
our sympathy. 

The electing of a second candidate to 
accompany Miss Spengler to France created 
some excitement on our division because 
of the fact that we had Miss Eva Winters 
as our candidate in the field of 49. It 
was natural for the division to stand by its 
candidate, which they did nobly. 

Miss. Winters received an overwhelming 
majority; no other candidate had any 
chance on the division. 

Konrad Klaus, born April 12, 1864 passed 
away March 31, after an illness of several 
months. Mr. Klaus entered the service of 
the Baltimore and Ohio March 29, 1887 as 
helper; was made passenger car inspector 
on January 13, 1908, and held that position 
until a few months before his death. He 
was a reliable man, well liked by all who 
came in contact with him daily around the 
passenger station at Newark, and he will 
be missed by his fellow workmen as well as 
a host of freinds. We extend to those who 
survive, our heartfelt sympathy. 

David Laughery, passenger engineer, 
retired, who has been on the pension since 
May 15, 1917, passed away April i. Mr. 
Laughery entered the service at Sonora, 
Ohio, as section hand on July 6, 1869, was 
made locomotive fireman on December 23, 
1873, and promoted to locomotive engineer 
in November 1875. Brother Laughery 
was a familiar figure among locomotive 
engineers both at Newark and at Ben wood, 
as he was assigned to passenger turn 
between these stations. We extend our 
sympathy to his survivors. 

The accompanying photograph is of 
Miss Shirley Dawn Folger, age i year 
grand daughter of Andy Witz steam crane 
engineer, Newark Ohio. Andy thinks a 


Loudine, Sheldon and Dorothy, chi'dren 
of Car Inspector W. H. Bayse, Columbus, 

Sarah and Katie Parker 

S'lirley Dawn Folger, age one year, grand- 
daughter of Engineer Andy Witz 

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great deal of his grand daughter, who in 
turn loves to be carried around by Cirandpa 

Accounting Department 

Correspondent R. T. George 

Tommie Faulds, Maintenance of Way 
Department has returned to work after 
a three weeks illness. 

Charley Budd, the smiling secretary to 
division accountant, recently sent his 
beloved wife to Cincinnati. After Mrs. 
Budd had been gone for a week, Charley 
weakened, and packing his grip with 10 
packages of "Honeymoon" tobacco, took 
the first train to Cincinnati. Don't know 
why Charley took the "Honeymoon" 
tobacco, unless he has forgotton just how 
long he has been married. Chief Clerk 
Rupp seems to have more endurance, as 
he has been batching for three weeks, and 
says that he still enjoys his own cooking. 

"Jack Lloyd," or as he is better known, 
John Hiskey, has returned after being 
away two months account of illness. John 
spent most of his lime in Chicago, taking 
in the sights, which, in all probabilty, were 
toe much for him, as he is now wearing a 
pair of Harold Lloyd glasses. 

Division Accountant, James Johnston, 
is becoming particular whom he associates 
with, as a few days ago, we noticed that he 
and Division Engineer Carver had a con- 
fidential conversation in low tone. Maybe 
it's because Jim has the long sought for 
private office! 

Through an imavoidable oversight wc 
forgot to mention the fact that Bernard 
Wells is the proud daddy of, a baby girl, 
who now boasts the age of about 2 months. 
It keeps the boys busy smoking cigars on 
the proud daddies, but we are still hoping 
for more smokes. 

Clarence Marple has been transferred 
from the Wheeling offices to the Motive 
Power Department a« Newark. He seems 
to know something of bowhng (?). 

The employes of the entire division, as 
well as the citizens of Newark, are proud 
of the new coaches of the fifty two hundred 
series that have been sent here for passenger 
service. Quite an account of them was 
printed in the daily papers recently. 

Although we regret that the Newark 
Division candidate, Miss Eva Winters, was 
not the winner of the proposed trip to 
France, we give our full support to the lucky 
winners, and wish them "bon voyage". 

Columbus, Ohio 

Correspondent, R. Kenxett 

Assistant Correspondent, Edith Roach 

Dispatcher H. S. Conley has resumed 
duty after being absent two weeks account 
of illness. 

Yard Clerk McCormick has bid in a 
clerical job at the freight house. Sorry to 
see you leave us "Mac," but we wish you 
success in your new position. 

Train Master Broughton and Agent 
Baldwin recently spent two days at 
Ikillimore attending a special meeting. 

Conductor H. Thomas surely has a Ford 
"4" \vith a kick in it. In trying to crank 
"Henry" Yard Clerk Wurdack was picked, 
breaking his arm. Wurdack says Henry 
surely has some wallop. 

With regret we announce the death of 
Miss Campbell, sister of Operator Charles 
Strope, who died at her home near 
Washington C. H. on March 10. Our 
sympathy is extended to the family. 

Professor: Xobody ever heard "of a sentenca^ 
without a predicate. 
R.\STUs: I has, Perfessor. 
Professor: What is it? 
Rastus: Thirty days. 

Glad to see our old friend John Murphy, 
assistant yard master back on the job 
after being absent seven weeks account 
of illness. 

Clerk Van Tilburg, freight house, is now 
with us filling temporarv vacancy as vard 

The Baltimore and Ohio Bowling team 
has closed its season finishing in third, 
place in the City Railroad League. Out of 
84 games bowled our team won 50, finishing 
only six games from first place. It was 
quite a race. 

Night Round House Foreman Jenkins 
tried to induce Night Yard Master Smith 
to enter the contest recently held by the 
Knickerbocker Theater. The prize was 
a $10.00 pair of shoes for the person 
attending their show with the largest feet. 
Jenkins claims .Smith would win the prize 
"in a w^alk. " 

We understand our employes are 
organizing a ball team for the season and 
are contemplatmg entering the City Rail- 
road League, composed of railroad teams 
of the city. Any employe on the division 
who wishes to join the team can do so by 
getting in touch with H. C. Burton, clerk, 
round house, or P. V. Cook, car inspector. 

Car Inspector, W. H. Bayse has a car 
for sale. He states that for a quick cash 
sale he will sell it for $50.00, or on 12 months 
time at the rate of $2.00 -down and $5.00 
monthly payments. 

Why is it our telephone line between 
the yard office and the H. V. exchange is 
so busy each day? Ask Yard Master 
Hukill, he knows. Bill says "thats what 
I like about her. " 

Had you noticed Brakeman "Puss" 
Rytenton's new boy scout hat. He 
resembles Major Hoople greatly. 

Operator Floyd has bid in third trick 
at Out\-ilk-, Operator Moos having taken 
the second trick. 

Every man in the C.T. department can 
keep cars moving by putting his shoulder 
to the wheel — we can make 40 miles per 
car per day on the System if we will just 
determine to do so! 

The increase in business has enabled two 
positions to be reinstated, collection clerk 
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and stenographer. Haden McCormick, 
formerly yard clerk, received the position 
as collection clerk and Mr. Yantilburg, 
utility clerk, is temjjorary yard clerk. 
Tom Yeager, E. Columbus" yard clerk, is 
temporary utility clerk. Walter Cartmell 
is temporary' E. Columbus yard clerk. 

Kenneth Romosier is our new stenogra- 
pher and Ralph Gohlke takes the assistant 
ballot position through resignation of 
Howard McBee. Good luck to these boys 
who have joined the Baltimore and Ohio 

Dad Mattox is back on the job after a 
short illness, we missed him, for he . keeps 
us "shining. " 

The wife of William Davis, who has been 
ill some time, we are glad to report, is 

Mrs. "Tim" Payne entertained the sewing 
club at the April meeting, one of the main 
features being a demonstration of eating 
"lolly-pops" bv Kathrv'n Jones and Marie- 

Want To Know 

When Edith and Mary are ever on time. 
When Fred uses his noodle, 
When Hazel is to be married, 
When it's Barleys turn to treat. 
When Tom is truthful. 
When Rufus quits talking, 
.'Vhen Dike quits visiting, 
VVhen Jessie is ever warm. 
When Bess is ever cold, 
When Uncle Al. ever smiles. 
When Glenn ever has enotigh sleep. 

The Columbus Base-Ball Team is being 
made up of boys from the Freight House 
and Yard Office. We would like to have 
games with all the teams on the Newark 

Following are the names of the players: 
Boham (Steve); Amorine (Crooked Foot); 
Bachman (Jake); Burgoise (Joe); Bjyton 
(Shorty) ;Cook(Pete); Cashner (Cash);Cook 
(Fish); Mason (Frank); RadchfT (Bradley); 
Forder (Pipe); Kenneth (Russ) Manager; 
Kenny (Rufus); Romasier (Ken); Whalen 
(Fred); Yeager (Tom). 

The accompanying picture is of Loudine, 
Sheldon and Dorothy; children of W. H. 
Basyl, car inspector Columbus. 

Sarah and Katie, Parker, children of 
Brakeman T. J. Paitter, are in the nearby 

Mansfield, Ohio 

Correspondent, C. R. Stone 

Harry Kale, our popular Fieighi House 
foreman, is having a time trying to get rid 
of the freight that seems to accumulate 
no matter how many cars he has loaded. 
Harry says he unloads and loads more 
freight than any one on the Newark 

H. F. Wyatt is having trouble getting us 
enough empties to supply the demands of 
the shippers. However he is doing wonder- 
ful work along this line and I am sure that 
all agents who are helped out arc grateful. 

There seems to be a run on cars to load 
at Alta, Ohio, and Spring Mills, Ohio, the 
commodities being hay, straw and lumber. 
We could send cars out there every day if 


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Ave had them but they are still scarce and 
we are doing the best we can to supply 
every one. Maybe the time viill come 
when we will have a reserve supply to 
fall back on, but at present the outlook is 
not very promising. Keep the cars moving, 

A. R. Bird is somewhat of a joker, the 
other day he came in and said the rain 
during the last few days had made the 
ground somewhat muddy along the tracks 
and if a car ever left the rails it would sink 
up to the light weight of the car. Now, 
we believe the car would sink in the mud 
a little way but as to sinking to the light 
weight, well, ask Bird. 

George B. Turner, third trick conductor, 
says that the steel plant is growing larger. 
George says the amount of cars they handle 
out there is enough to make up a train 
without drawing on the yard for help. We 
are glad to report a nice business from the 
steel plant and trust that it will continue. 

Charley Richards, second trick operator 
at North Siding tower, says if it ever quits 
raining he will take the car out for a spin. 

George Sellers, ticket agent, Mansfield, 
reports that the passenger business is brisk 
as ever and that with the summer months 
coming, the excursions will soon be at hand 
and a material increase will be noticeable. 

Stop That Leak! 

A good deal has been said pro and con 
regarding the Stop That Leak campaign. 
We suggest that in every office, clerks who 
have anything to do with the handling of 
envelopes and other office supplies be 
careful in using them in order to avoid 
waste, and wherever possible save paper, 
envelopes, pencils, etc. Waste is often 
caused by using good paper for figuring 
extensions and totaling reports, that could 
be handled on scrap paper. It seems to me 
that if every employe would handle his 
work as if he were part owner of the Rail- 
road, millions ot dollars could and would be 
saveci each year. Let's put our shoulder 
to the wheel and strive to Stop The Leak 
whenever we have a chance to do so. 

"Eddie" Fisher, yard check clerk is still 
on the job and says that whatever is needed 
to check cars he has it. We remind him 
of the time he checked a gondola loaded 
with apples for the Central Fruit Co. Of 
course it was an error but "Eddie" says it 
was a put up job. How about it, "Eddie?" 

H. F. Wentz, train rider, Newark 
Division, has been ill with the old fashioned 
Grippe. Harry says it leaves you "all in" 
for several weeks. The writer can agree 
with him as he had it. 

The Radio bugs at Mansfield are still 
listening in and getting all they can from 
the surrounding cities. The writer often 
wonders it the time will come when each 
office will have one installed and whenever 
the superintendent wants an order issued 
to various station along his division all he 
will have to do is to send out the call for 
that particular station and give instructions 
personally. However we are always glad 
to hear a good speaker and some nice music 
and we appreciate the opportunity to 
"listen in. " 

A. R. Bird, who has installed a radio in 
his home, says he could hear California if 
the "doggone" thing would not get so 
noisy. He says it sounds like an automobile 
accident sometimes. 

Robert KaufTman, report clerk, has 
resigned his position with the Baltimore 
and Ohio and has taken up his new duties 
at the Mansfield Sheet and Tin Plate Co. 
We were sorry to see "Bob" go but wish him 
success in his new position. 

S. P. Kennedy fills the position made 
vacant by the resignation of Mr. Kauffman. 
Mr. Kennedy is an old railroad man and is 
quite at home. 

H. C. Deyarmon, a new tallyman at 
Alansfield freight house, is a good man on 
the job and is watching the inbound and 
outbound freight closely. 

A. L. Hachten, new receiving clerk, 
is taking care of all inbound freight and is 
checking the unloading closely. 

Ownng to increasing business we have with 
us once again the Shasky Bros., one being 
a trucker and the other delivery clerk. 
They make things hum in the freight house. 

Marietta, Ohio 

Correspondent, G. R. Steex 

J. E. Jackson, operator-agent. West Mari- 
etta, demonstrated to a few spectators the 
other day, what effect kindness has on 
dumb animals. Mr. Jackson was sitting 
in his office listening to the rattle and bang 
of the instruments when he heard an awful 
racket coming up the street, whereupon he 
rushed to the door and saw a runaway team. 
"J. E." ran out and held up his hand like 
a traffic cop and called out, "Whoa Boy," 
'Whoa Boy, " just like he used to do on 
the farm, and the team stopped dead in 
their mad rush and was soon eating sugar 
from his hand. We think Mr. Jackson 
should be presented with a leather medal. 

Our Report Clerk, J. M. Reed, can't 
quite decide whether to spend his vacation 
skiing in Alaska, fishing in Canada or the 
Cumberland Mountains, bear or deer hunt- 

ing in Pennsylvania, Atlantic City or New 
York. Just rest easy, "J. M. " Maggie 
will settle everything for you. 

Boys ! it has arrived — Rate Clerk Mellor's 
new Dodge. Be careful, Mellor, we don't 
want to see your name up before the Mayor. 
We are all looking forward to a ride when- 
ever you are ready. 

Jiggs told us this a. m., the following, 
"Boys you will see some wild party at my 
house the next time Maggie goes away." 
Take our advice, Maggie, and stay at home. 

Baltimore and Ohio Chicago 

Corresi)ondent, J. L. Nichols 
We are pleased to note the return to duty 
of Night Operator J. C. Manion, in the 
Baltimore and Ohio telegraph ''Office, after 
two weeks in the hospital. 

The many friends of Boiler Foreman 
Clayton La Flare, Lincoln Street, will be 
pleased to learn of his recovery from a 
recent dangerous operation. New clothes 
are in order with Clayton, as the old ones 
will no longer contain him comfortably. 

President Henry E. Hansen, Baltimore 
and Ohio Chicago Terminal Base Ball Club, 
announces the organization of the Baltimore 
and Ohio Chicago Terminal Welfare Asso- 
ciation, which will be introduced through 
the medium of a Grand Ball to be given 
Friday evening, April 27. The success of 
the Association seems already assured, if a 
lively interest in the ball can be taken as an 

The host of friends of Assistant Train- 
Master Harry Anderson and his estimable 
wife will be pleased to learn that a ten 
pound son was born to them April 2. Close 
call, Eh Harry? 

Chicago Division 

Correspondent, F. N. Shultz 
Chief Dispatcher H. S. Carroll resumed 
duty, April 2 after a long siege of illness. 
Mr. Carroll is much improved in health and 
his many friends on the System wish him 
the best of luck. 

Passenger Conductor M. W. Hollinger, 
who was taken ill on No. 9, was taken off 
the train at Garrett and rushed to the 
hospital, where an operation was imme- 
diately performed. Mr. Hollinger is some- 
what improved but is still in a serious con- 

F. M. Galloway is temporarily acting as 
assistant roundhouse foreman in the Garrett 
Shops, in place of S. W. Sickler, who is 
visiting Iowa. 

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Assistant Night Roundhouse Foreman 
W. H. Witherspoon is ill and O. P. Miller 
is acting as foreman in his place. 

The sudden death of Conductor David C\ 
Cregier, April 7, at the Maj'o Hospital, 
Rochester, Minn., was a shock to this com- 
munity. Mr. Cregier had not been well 
for some months, but none of his friends 
thought he was in a serious condition. How- 
ever, he decided to go to Mayo Brothers for 
an examination, and an operation was 
decided upon. He died sudflenly the second 
day after the operation. Mr. Crieger had 
been a conductor on Chicago Division for 
the past 19 years. The remains will be 
brought to Garrett and it is understood will 
be buried at Bascom, Ohio, his former 

James T. Young has been assigned to the 
position of telephone maintainer, Chicago 
Division, succeeding J. R. Mills, who has 
been transferred to the Akron Division in 
same capacity. Mr. Young's home is in 
Baltimore and he expects to bring his wife 
and baby to Garrett soon as he can find 
suitable accommodations. 

Do you remember "way back when" — 
coke train specials were "Highball" runs on 
the division, and many a speed record was 
smashed with a 2000 compound engine and 
40 cars of coke? We are forcefully re- 
minded of those days now as we observe 
solid coke trains again moving over the 
Chicago Division. Judging by the time 
scheduled between Curtis Yard and Con- 
nellsville, we will be called upon to make 
new records, which we can easily do. 

B. G. Zimmerman, agent Bascom, Ohio, 
by quick action saved the Company some 
money at 2.00 a. m., April 12. The tile 
factory was destroyed by fii-e and, when 
aroused from sleep by the fire alarm, it oc- 
curred to Mr. Zimmerman that two Balti- 
more and Ohio cars were on the factory 
track. One had been unleaded and the 
other a load of coal, was to be unloaded that 
morning. Mr. Zimmerman hastened to the 
fire, secured a pinch k'ar and with the aid of 
some of those standing near, succeeded in 
moving the cars out of reach of the fire. 

The cars would have been destroyed, or 
badly damaged, but for the prompt action 
of Agent Zimmerman. 





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As a token of esteem the members of Mr. 
lams' staff, just before he left for his new 
territory, presented to him a soHd walrus 
traveling bag and brief case, together 
with several cartons of his favorite smokes. 
Division Engineer Herth, made the pre- 
sentation S])ecch in his usual jjleasing 

Mr. lams was completely surprised and ex- 
pressed his appreciation ot the gifts, stating 
ihey could not have been more appropriate 
as he was just thinking of "stealing" a brief 
case. He also thanked all members of the 
staff for their cooperation while he has been 

J. B. Carothcrs, assistant to General 
Manager R. N. Begien, has been appointed 
to succeed Mr. lams, as superintendent of 
the Ohio Division. Mr. Carothers is well 
known on this division and we welcome hiiii 
to our midst. 

The stork has been making several visit* 
to Chillicothe shops. Born to "Ed." 
Reeves, machinist, a son. To A. Gallahcr, a 
son; Earl Drury,, a daughter and 
"Tom" Hobensack, sheet metal worker, a 
daughter. Congratulations to all! 

You are hereby authorized to call Miss- 
Eva Eberle, stenographer. Superintendent's- 
Office, "Aunt Eva," and she is proud of the 
title. On March 30, a son was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Myron D. Sollars. Mrs. Solhirs 
was formerly Ligouri Eberle, employed in 
tl«^ Division Accountant's Office. Best 
\ra5hes, " Dode. " 

R. R. Kibler, former agent at Washing- 
ton Court House, Ohio, has been transferred 
to Johnstown, Pa., as agent. E. E. Johnson,, 
agent, Athens, has been appointed in Mr. 
Kibler 's place. We wish both success in 
their new locations. 

John Race, assistant signal maintainer, 
is "daddy. " He has a seven pound daugh- 
ter at his home. "John" had exijected a 
boy so he could follow in his foot steps and 
be a signal mai> but fate fooled him, ^50 no 
doubt when the girl, grows up she wilf be a 
clerk in some Baltimore and Ohio office. 
The cigars are due us John, so let's have 

Norman M. Perry, clerk in Storekeeper's 
Office, is the proud, father of a boy, who has 
been named Xorman Jr. 

H. Shea, fireman, who has been absent 
from duty on accouit^^of pneumonia, is back 
on the job again. 

Arthur England, stationary- engineer, is 
slowly recovering from injuries received 
while at work recently. 

Passenger Conductor C. G. Cox has taken 
unto himself a wife. Congratulations and 
best wishes! 

A warm friend made for the Baltimore 
and Ohio by crew on No. 83, engine 2525, 
April 4. Just east of Canaanville, they 
noticed a shed and garage on a farm near by 
on fire, the blaze having gained considerable 
headway and threatened other buildings. 
They stopped their train and all except 
flagman, who protected train, a.ssisled, and 
through their help the fire was extinguished. 
Members of the crew were H. Thacker, 
engineer; H. Wheeland, conductor; C. C. 
Watkins, fireman; J. Potter and H. 
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Ohio Division 

Correspondent, A. E. Ekich 
Secretary to Superintendent 

Day by day, week by week. 
You'll make the Baltimore and Ohio Better 
and Better, 
If you'll "STOP A LEAK." 

Effective April 15, A. A. lams, for the 
past year and a half Superintendent of our 
division, was promoted to Superintendent 
of the Toledo Division. It is with regret 
that we lose him, but we join his many 
friends in extending to him cur heartiest 
congratulations and best wishes for his con- 
tinued success. 

Crew of Ohio Division Train No. 83. Left to right; Brakeman Howard McGraner, Conductor Harley 
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Nelle Elizabeth, little daughter of 
Conductor and Mrs. Frank S. Braley 

McGainer, brakemen. The farmer and his 
wife were loud in their praise of the work 
done by this crew and the courtesy shown 
by Baltimore and Ohio employes. 

Our division baseball team, recently 
organized for the coming season, desires to 
thank the merchants of Chillicothe and all 
employes, who so generously donated money 
to enable them to secure first class uniforms 
and equipment, and making a team possible 
on this division. The line up is as follows: 

H. Curry, catcher; J. Potter, H. Walker, 
C. Moon and H. Pendergrast, pitchers; 
George Targie, first base; R. Hunter, second 
base; M. Carson, short stop; D. Branscomb, 
third base; C. E. Rutherford, H. McGrainer, 
R. Garrett and W. Butts, outfield. G. O. 
Harrison, manager. Thomas Wilson, busi- 
ness manager. 

At this writing they are getting into 
shape to play and win all season. 

A. L. Tumipseed has been transferred 
from St. Louis to position of assistant night 
round house foreman at Chillicothe. We 
wish him success in his new work. 

We understand that Earl Schweitzer, 
clerk in Car Distributor's Office has the 
I'love nest" just about completed, and IT 
is to take place in the very near future, in 
fact perhaps before this is published. 

It is with regret that we learn of the 
death of William Hockenberry, coach 
cleaner. He has been in' the service a 
number of years and made many friends 
among the employes^ of the Ohio Division, 
who extend their sympathies to his family. 

Our sympathies are extended to "Fred" 
Darding, general clerk in Master Me- 
chanic's Office, in the death of his father. 

A recent addition to the master me- 
chanic's force, is a new Ford sedan, which is 
owned and operated by Miss "Lillie" Flynn, 
stenographer. The only reason we mention 
this, is that she stated most emphatically 
that shefdid not want her name in the 
Magazine again. 

E. R. McKee, assistant engineer on corps, 
has been transferred to Washington, Ind. 
He is succeeded by E. H. McDargh. We 
wish both success in their new positions. 


Betsy Ross, daughter of Chief Clerk 
to Storekeeper G. H. Flagg 

Toledo Division 

Correspondent, C. E. Thrasher 
Supervising Agent, Dayton, Ohio 

On April 15, Superintendent R. B. Mann 
was transferred to the Akron Division. Mr. 
Mann has Vjeen superintendent of our divi- 
sion tor the past five and one half years and 
has made many friends during his leadership. 

Mr. Mann before leaving, sent out 
General Notice reading as follows: 
Dayton, Ohio,' 

April 13, 1923. 

To All Officers and Employes: 

Since it is not possible for me to see each 
of you personally, I want to take this 
opportunity to thank all of you for the 
efficient work and the loyal support given 
me during the past five and one-half years, 
which has made the successful operation of 
the Toledo Division possible. 

(Signed) R. B. M.A.NN, 


A. A. lams, Ohio Division, succeeds Mr. 
Mann as superintendent and I know each 
employe will give him the same efficient 
and loyal support. 

The accompanying photograph is the 
Bridge and Building Department at 
Rosstord. They all take their hats off when 
the cook says "come and get your beans." 
If it is building a bridge or station you 
can't go wrong with this gang on the job. 
Looks like the boys just finished dinner. 
Notice that million dollar sipile. Reading 
from left to right thev are:* First row — 

John Tyler, J. S. Downey, foreman; Kendon 
Barnhizer, John C. Dubaugh, John Benchler. 
Second row — Frank Perkey, Turley Patrick 
and Charley Epperson. 

We hear a number of inquiries about the 
Baltimore and Ohio second annual picnic 
to Vje held sometime in June, and by the 
time this news reaches you arrangements 
will be under way. The committee is 
planning on having a big time, and under- 
stand we will have a fat men's race. From 
all indications Mr. Stoecklein will be in 
that class. What's the "Mrs." feeding you 
George, "Eagle Brand, or Home Brew?" 
Mr. Hoban, Mr. Kilgore, Mr. Spencer and 
Mr. Ledger have entered their names as par- 
ticipants in the three legged race, and the win- 
ners will receive a handsome "Kiddy Kar. " 

Don't forget the base ball game between 
the married and single men, and that it 
takes at least eight and half innings to 
decide the winning team. Mr. Fortman 
says he would like to give a handsome prize 
to the most beautiful girl, but is afraid to 
tackle it, 'cause they are all beautiful. 

We want to make the second annual 
picnic a grand success and want all employes 
and their families to he out on the grounds 
early and stay until "Home Sweet Home" 
is played. 

We expect big business this summer and 
now is the time to prepare to handle the 
traffic that is sure to come. The automobile 
industry reports that 1923 will be by far the 
greatest year that was ever known. The 
steel industry is behind in its orders. On 
April I, the Hamilton furnace resumed 
operations after two and one-half years 
idleness. We understand the coke ovens 
at Coke Otto, Hamilton, will soon be illu- 
minating the skies, making coke for the 
steel mills and foundries throughout the 
state. Indications are that The Baltimore 
and Ohio will handle 75 per <;pnt. of this 
traffic, provided we give efficient service. 
It is the duty of each employe to see that 
service anii transportation are maintained 
at the highest point ot efficienc3^ Load 
cars to full capacity and keep them moving. 
Cars lying on side tracks, around stations and 
in yards do not earn any revenue. The 
quicker cars are moved over the rails of the 
Baltimore and Ohio the greater the revenue 
earned and the greater our prosperity as a 
Company and as individuals! 

It has been the custom in the past for 
officers to make a trip over the division 
searching for a lot of rubbish and forget me 
nots around stations, section houses, yard 
offices and round houses and as a rule, there 

Bridge and Building Department Carpenter Gang at Rossford, Ohio. Foreman Downing, 
standing on ground at left, is well known to all old timers 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ2J 


"Sitting in" on a little pinochle game 

is lot of stuff found. Now is the time to 
clean house, and then when the inspection 
party arrives, everything will be in a neat 
and orderly condition. 

Agents Office Dayton, Ohio 

A. J. Kauflin, formerly cash clerk, Day- 
ton, has been assigned to the duties of 
interchange clerk. Best of luck, "Gus. " 

William Bowen, formerly messenger, has 
been assigned to the duties of assistant 
demurrage clerk. Watch your step " BUS, " 
the girls have their eyes on you. 

Robert Neidert, O. S. & D. clerk, an- 
nounces the recent arrival of an eight 
pound boy. Good Luck "Bob;" maybe 
some day he will make a good railroad man. 

Dayton, Ohio 

Correspondent, John H.\xk.\mmer 

The Baltimore and, Ohio Railroad pub- 
lishes a Mag.^zine monthly for the benefit 
ot all employes and their families. In this 
M.\G.\ziNE is a column devoted to our divi- 
sion, and it is the desire of the management 
that employes give expression to their views 
and ideas or give information which may be 
of interest or benefit to the readers. In 
other words, the Magazine is a clearing 
house for the thoughts of Baltimore and 
Ohio employes. Let's show that the Toledo 
Dmsion does things and makes it known 
when we do them through these columns. 
Every fellow does something different in 
his daily work, and if he will pass his obser- 
vations along to the rest of the familv, 
we're gcing to have a better Magazine. 
Remember, this is "Our Magazine." 

Miss Luella Clayton, Division Accoun- 
tant's Office, desires to again thank Toledo 
Division employes for their he:irty support 
during the Good Will Campaign' election. 
While Miss Clayton was not the winner, 
the ballots showed that there was good sup- 
port from the Toledo Division for her. (On 
the side. Miss Clayton told me that since 
she couldn't send each one a present, she 
wanted to take this means to again thank 

There was a bad crossing accident and 
derailment near Columbus recentlv, and 
we regret to learn that the daughter and 
two grandchildren of Section Foreman J. 
R. Hemminger of Weston were involved, 
"ur deepest sympathy is extended! 

The Division Accountant's Office, as well 
as other departments, were agreeablv sur- 
prised a short time ago when they noticed 
a bundle on the comer of the chief clerk's 

desk, which looked like cigars and candy" 
It was. Thanks to Mr. Drydcn, who is tlie 
proud father of an eight pound baby boy. 
Wonder if young Drytien will s:iy " Daddv, " 
"Pop," "The Old Man," or whether he 
will address the Senior Dryden by the 
dignified and respectful name of "Father." 

Wc recently had a turious windstorm all 
over the division and although it took the 
roofs off of cars and l)uildings and a few 
signals, there were fortunately no accidents 
or personal injuries of consequence. They 
ought to have better sui)ervision over these 

Did you ever see " Sam " Payne sneak out 
in the evening when he's through work and 
pick up a basketful (large size) of articles 
of household consumption in one hand and 
another bundle or two under the other arm? 
It's funny, with such feeding, that "Sam" 
can't support even a few hairs. 

Lima, Ohio 
Correspondent, O. L. Wallburg 

By the time the Baltimore and Ohio 
family receives this Magazine lake coal 
will have commenced to move from the 
coal fields to lake ports for shipment by- 
boat to the Northwest and as the Toledo 
Division is a large feeder of fuel from mine 
to furnace, we will soon be in the midst of 
the lake coal season. 

This will mean a lot to everyone employed 
on our Division. In the offices, on the 
engines, on the cars, in the cabooses, on the 
tracks, at the crossings, in the towers, at 
the turn tables, at the switches, and in the 
shops, this additional business will mean 
that every one should put forth more effort 
and energy to successfully handle the large 
volume of coal moving. 

While we are thus engaged, each at our 
respective task, let us never forget the 
words of our president, "Safety above all 
things." Never forget that however slight 
an accident or injury, we not only retard 
transportation that much, but also bring 
sorrow into our homes, when we should 
bring nothing but happiness and good cheer. 
Who wants sorrow? Who wants death to 
enter their home? Not you nor I. Yet 
we do not think of these things when we are 
wilfully disregarding everj- rule of common 
sense as laid down in the "Safety Rules" of 
our Company. 

A number of us are still children when it 
comes to the practice of safety. As long as 
the boss is around, we are careful, but left to 



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ourselves, we do the very things which we 
know we should not do and why? Either 
in a spirit of misguided bravado or a coward- 
ly shrinking from another's sneers. 

Human nature seldom places the proper 
v-aluation on the things that are really 
worth while and so it is with our work. 
Why can we not be master of ourselves and 
judge calmly of the things that pass through 
our lives and only take that which will be of 
good to us? 

Switchman T. J. Gagin is still unable to 
resume duty after undergoing an operation 
sometime ago in Cincinnati. But he is up 
and around, and we hope he will soon re- 
turn to help Jack Harboldt on the shop 
track crew put 'em over again. 

John Shea, engineer employe*! at the 
power plant died suddenly April 6th. John 
was an employe for many years and will be 
missed by his associates. 

We express our sympathy to J. W. Tilly, 
employed in Mr. Britt's office, in the loss 
of his little one. More precious and 
beautiful than jewels and how full and 
complete they make our lives. But He 
said, "Suffer the little ones to come unto 
Me and forbid them not, for of such is the 
Kingdom of Heaven." 

Our sympathy is extended to Mr. and 
IV^-s. Alartin Dibling in the loss ot their 
daughter, Clara. She was beloved by all 
who came in contact with her. Death is 
no respector of persons and sooner or later 
we must all face Him. How we do this 
depends on us. 

Our deepest sympathy also is extended 
to Yard Conductor A. L. Stratton, who 
lost his wife recently. It is to be regretted 
that she could not travel with Andy to the 
end. But so it is. In the midst of life, 
we are in death. We know net what the 
morrow brings. Those who knew her 
valued her beautiful Christian chd^cter 
and will miss her. 

(Continued on page 77.) 

'• Hume of Operator O. A. Martz, Lima, Ohio, purchased through the Kelief Department 

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Accurate Weights Insure Correct Freight Charges 

Gains to Revenue from Check-Weighing and Revising Classification of Inbound and Transfer L. C. L. 

Freight, February, 1923 

Note:— Each month there will he published in the Magazine, statement of increases, shown by stations, made in the revenue 
0} the Company by revising classification and check-Weighing inbound L. C. L. shipments and L. C. L. freight in transfer. 

New York Termin.\l Lines 
West 26th Street, N. Y % 


Baltimore Division 

Aberdeen, Md 

Brunswick, Md 


Brunswick Transfer, Md 638.51 

Childs, Md 

Charles Town, W. Va 

Georgetown, D. C 

Hagerstown, Md 

Harrisonburg, Va 

Laurel, Md 

Monrovia, Md 

Mt. Airy, Md 

Riverdale, Md 

Rockville, Md 

Staunton, Va 

.Stephens City, Va 

Summit Point, W. Va 

Uniontown, D. C 

Washington, D. C 

Wilmington, Del 



1. 14 

1. 18 


Total $747-40 

Baltimore Terminal Division 

Camden Station, Md $31.06 

Cumberland Division 

Cumberland, Md $54.66 

Harjjers Ferry, W. Va 

Independence, W. Va 1.09 

Keyser, W. Va 9.10 

Martinsburg, W. Va 11. 41 

Moorefield, W. Va 4.43 

M. & K. Junction, W. Va. .. . 8.35 

Piedmont, W. Va 13.66 

Romney, W. Va 4.73 

Miscellaneous i .37 

Total $110.00 

Connellsville Division 

Boswell, Pa $8! 73 

Cheat Haven, Pa 8.06 

Confluence, Pa 3.55 

Connellsville, Pa 19-97 

Fairchance, Pa 1.64 

Friendsville, Md 5.28 

Hooversville, Pa 2.70 

Myersdale, Pa 3.93 

Morgantown, W. Va 13-73 

Mt. Pleasant, Pa 2.24 

Ohio Pyle, Pa 1.18 

Rockwood, Pa 2.47 

.Smithfield, Pa 5.26 

Somerset, Pa 22.67 

Uniontown, Pa ■ 2.61 

Ursina, Pa i .24 

West Salisbury, Pa 6.01 

Miscellaneous 3.34 

Total $114.61 

Pittsburgh Division 

Butler, Pa $1.96 

Claysville, Pa 1.45 

Ellwood City, Pa^ 2.04 

Kane, Pa * 2.81 

Eastern Lines — Con. 
Pittsburgh Division — Con. 

Washington, Pa 



ToT.\L $12.27 

Pittsburgh Terminal Division 

Allegheny, Pa $127.70 

Pittsburgh, Pa 249.00 

ToT.AL $376.70 

MoNONciAH Division 

Belington, W. Va $76.15 

Bridgeport, W. Va 1.52 

Clarksburg, W. Va 67.01 

Ellenboro, W. Va 4.10 

Fairmont, W. Va 62.53 

Grafton, W. Va 34-67 



.... 6.28 


Jane Lew, W. Va . 
Lost Creek, W. Va. . 
Moatsville, W. Va . . 
Pennsboro, W. Va . . 

Philippi, W. Va 

Wallace, W. Va 

West Union, W. Va . 
Wilsonburg, W. Va. 

T0T.A.L $298.34 

Charleston Division 

Adrian, W. Va $1.62 

Bower, W. Va 3.13 

Buckhannon, W. Va 22.96 

.... 10.19 





.... 1 .00 





.... 4.12 

Burnsville, W. Va. 
Charleston, W, Va . . 
Clendennin, W. Va. . 

Co wen, W. Va 

Elkins, W. Va 

Erbacon, W. Va .... 
Frenchton, W. Va. . . 
Gassaway, W. Va. . . 

Gilmer, W. Va 

Heaters, W. Va 

Weston, W. Va 

West Sutton, W. Va. 

TOT.VL $215.96 

Wheeling Division 

Bellaire, Ohio $22.18 

Belleville, W. Va 2.96 

Cameron, W. Va 3.41 

Hundred, W. Va 4.51 

Huntington, W. Va 104.92 

Jacksonburg, W. Va 4.52 

Maynard, Ohio 2.05 

Moundsville, W. Va 13-54 

Parkersburg, W. Va 261.07 

Ravenswood, W. \''a 15-23 

Sistersvillc, W. Va 5.64 

Spencer, W. Va 32.06 

Wheeling, W. Va 275.92 

Miscellaneous 2.77 

Total $750.78 

Eastern Lines $2,666.19 

Western Lines 2,165.15 

Ohio Division 
Chillicothe, ( )hio £11.48 

Greenfield, Ohio . 
Portsmouth, Ohio. 
Washington C. H., 

Ohio . 


Total $49-53 

St. Louis Division 

Aurora, Ind $6.58 

East St. Louis, 111 231.78 

Louisville, Ky 177-79 

Mitchell, Ind 1.26 

North Vernon, Ind 10.47 

Osgood, Ind 2. 11 

Miscellaneous ■. . . . 1.31 

Total $431.30 

Cincinnati Terminal Divisio.n 

Brighton, Ohio $23.97 

Kenyon Avenue, Ohio 74-91 

Norwood, Ohio 11 .45 

Smith Street, Ohio 264.40 



Toledo Division 

Dayton, Ohio $62.37 

Hamilton, Ohio 9.90 

Lima, Ohio 46.12 

Toledo, Ohio 13.85 

Total Si 02. 24 

Akron Division 

Akron, Ohio S29.19 

Barberton, Ohio. 
Canton, Ohio. 


Cleveland, Ohio 126.96 

1. 1 1 

Elyria, Ohio. 

Lorain, Ohio 

Massillon, Ohio 

New Castle, Pa 

New Philadelphia, Ohio. 

Youngstown, Ohio 


ToT-\L $382.62 

Newark Division 

Columbus, Ohio S147.01 

Mt. Vernon, Ohio 4.08 

Newark, Ohio . . 
Zanesville, Ohio. 


Total $188.56 

Chicago Division 

Chicago, 111 $537.29 

Defiance, Ohio 

Garrett, Ind 2.48 

Willard Transfer, Ohio 57-33 

Miscellaneous .30 

Total $598 -.50 

Grand Total $4,831.34 

"Miscellaneous" includes stations showing gains in revenue amounting lo less than one dollar. 

Kentucky Lines 

Martin, Ky $37-67 

A. E. D.'XV, 
Chief of Weighing Bureau, 
Transportation Department. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ2J 


Toledo Division 

(Continued from page 75) 
Wellston, Ohio 
Correspondent, L. M. Mason 

The wheels of industry will start to turn 
for Wellston April 16 when the Wellston 
Iron Furnace Company turns on the blast 
for the first time in over three years. This 
furnace has an output of about three hun- 
dred tons of iron daily and furnishes work 
for more than two hundred nien. It is 
located on the Baltimore and Ohio tracks 
and we are looking forward to the best 
business we have had for years as it receives 
all its stock and ships its output via Balti- 
more and Ohio. 

Although we have had this business 
before we feel that we are getting something 
new as it has been so long since we have 
received any revenue from the big plant. 
If it takes only work and cooperation from 
the Baltimore and Ohio to keep this big 
plant working, we will give them one hun- 
dred per cent. 

Agent J. F. Toumine, after being in 
the Lizzie class for the last three years, has 
gone one notch higher and is now sporting 
a new Dodge. 

Joseph Utz, one of our popular clerks, 
was taken sick recently and we have just 
learned that we have all been exposed to 
small pox. We hope his smiling little face 
won't be any the worse when he re- 

Some people can sneak into town and 
get out without being seen, but A. R. 
Lanker, one of our popular dispatchers 
from Dayton, was seen on the streets of 
Wellston recently. 

We have often wondered if George Reel 
went to School could Grace study. 

Homer Fink, freight trucker, decided 
that two could live as cheaply as one and 
has taken unto hirnself a wife. Miss 
Calfernie Braley of Wellston. We extend 
our congratulations. 

If anybody has a hog pen to rent, please 
get in touch with A. O. Wood, Xenia; he 
has a hog and no pen. 

Yard Conductor WiUiam Summers 
recently was called to Dayton account of 
death of his little grandson. Sympathy! 

We would like to see Walter Augspurger 
and J. J. Fitzmartin in a chewing match, 
to see how Fitz would come out after 
having them pulled. 

We regret to hear of the serious illness of 
Conductor F. E. Tharp, who has been 
running into Wellston for the past twenty- 
five years. "Sweedie, " as he is known all 
over the Toledo Division, is in the hospital 
at Dayton, suffering from Brights Disease. 

The happy thing in life is to know when 
you start anywhere that you are going to 
get there. Train Master Dick Mallen, 
Ohio Division, a tew days ago was on \o. 53 
headed for Portsmouth. Arriving at 
Wellston, Dick got off the train and went 
into the register room to talk to the opera- 
tor. Pulling the door closed, it locked its- 
self and Dick spent the night in Wellston, 
as the train pulled out while he was trying 
to get the door open. 

+ , , + 

Western Lines Ahead 
—Keep Cars Moving 

Small Stations Setting the 
Pace in Check Weighing 

THE accompanying statement shows 
amounts gained through check weigh- 
ing and revising classification of in- 
bound and transfer L. C. L. freight for the 
month of February, the total being $4,83 1 .34. 

The general result shown is somewhat 
disappointing, particularly on the larger 
divisions as well as some of the smaller 
towns on others. 

That legitimate revenue in larger amounts 
can be secured if all will give this matter 
the attention it deserves, is .shown by the 
following figures. Considering the limited 
tonnage handled at the stations mentioned, 
the results shown are encouraging and the 
agents and their forces are to be com- 
mended : 

J. A. Fisher We.ston, W.Va $93.61 

J. L. Ernest Belington, W.Va . .. 76 .15 

C. E. Barry Elyria, O 70 -.tI 

M. C. Johnson.. .Alartin, Ky 37-67 

G. A. Ferguson . . Spencer, W.Va .... 32 .06,, 

Death of H. M. Quackenbos 

MELONE'S COLT'S," as the at- 
taches of Assistant General Freight 
Agent John W. Melone, Chicago, 
are known, suffered the first jiermanent 
break in their ranks when on January 29, 
Hugh Maxwell Quackenbos, freight repre- 
sentative in charge of import, passed away, 
after an illness of three days. 

Mr. Quackenbos was beloved by his as- 
sociates and many friends for his hospi- 
tality and loyal friendship. He had a won- 
derful disposition and was, in all respects, 
a type of the "old school gentleman." 

Mr. Quackenbos was born August 16, 
1862 in Nyack, N. Y. and early in life came 
west. From 1885 to 1890 he was soliciting 
freight agent for the Old Merchants Dis- 
patch Transportation Company at Mil- 
waukee from which position he was pro- 
moted to be agent of the same company at 
Omaha, where he remained until 1894. 
Entering Baltimore and Ohio service at 
Chicago April 25, 1895, he had nearly 

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The late H. M. Quackenbos 

rounded out 28 years of honored service 
when he passed away, deeply mourned and 
by none so much as his wife, who was in 
every sense his "pal". 

"Melone's Colts" 

By J. W. Melone, Assistant General 
Freight Agent 

MELONE'S COLT'S "I set 'April 9, 
and May 7 as their last two dinner 
dates before the summer season, 
and will not meet again after the latter 
date until October 8. 

The ranks of the "Colt's" have* been 
added to by the election of General Freight 
Agent E. B. Tullis, Assistant General 
Freight Agent J. C. Aliller of the Baltimore 
and Ohio, and General Freight Agent H. M. 
Jouver and J. C. Miller of the Baltimore 
and Ohio Chicago Terminal. 

The policy of inviting outside officers of 
both Operating and 'S»{iaffic Departments to 
address the club has proved valuable from 
both an official and educational standpoint, 
and will be continued. 

Of especial interest was the addresss 
recently made to the "Colt's" by Super- 
intendent of Transportation G. D. Brooke 
of Cincinnati. 

All Readers — -Please Note 

There were many articles submitted 
which we fully expected to publish in this 
issue of the Mag.azine — baseball, obitu- 
aries, spicial merit performances, etc. Lack 
6f space prevents. They will appear in the 
next issue and we regret the delay. — Ed. 

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Relief Department — Advisory Committee 

Conducting Transportation Department 

L. W. Graham : . . .Operator 

C. H. Crawford Yard Brakeman 

George G. James Conductor 

John F. Wunner Clerk 

.Kanawha Station, W. Va. 

Gleriwood, Pa. 

Baltimore, Md. 

New York, N. Y. 

Motive Power Department 

J. W. Geidenberger Pipefitter 

W. E. HoDEL Material Man 

P. J. Harrigan Mechanical Examiner. 

H. W. Oldenburg Car Inspector 

. . .Newark, Ohio. 
, .Grafton, W. Va. 
. Connellsville, Pa. 
.Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Maintenance of Way Department 

W. A. Evans Section Foreman. . . 

M. D. Carothers Assistant Engineer. 

F. A. Taylor Master Carpenter. . 

Henry F. Eggert Track Foreman. . . . 

Louis, III. 

Chicago, 111. 

Cumberland, Md. 

Pleasant Plain, Ohio. 

Statement of Pension Feature 

Employes who were honorably retired during March, 1923, and to whom pensions have been granted: 



Last Occupation 



Years of 

Maintenance of Way Cumberland. 

Motive Power Pittsburgh.. 

Motive Power Monongah. . 

Bradford, Napoleon B I Crossing Watchman Conducting Transportation ... I Toledo .... 

Burner, Thomas W I Foreman | Maintenance of Way Monongah. 

Carl, William Trackman 

Duncan, WiUiam F j Painter 

Gasser, Jacob i Blacksmith Helper.' 

Hull, John 1 Laborer | Maintenance of Way Chicago 

Karch, Andrew ' Crossing Watchman ' Maintenance of Way 1 Toledo 

Kohlenberg, George T Agent Conducting Transportation. . . Baltimore. . . 

Minard, George i Crossing Watchman i Conducting Transportation .. . Chicago 

Oliver, John S ! Engineer I Grain Elevator | Baltimore. . . 

Platte, J. Stiles 1 Car Inspector Motive Power , Chicago 

Roeding, Julius I Carman : Motive Power i Baltimore... 

Sparenberg, John B Tallyman Conducting Transportation. . .' Baltimore. . . 

Swack, Joseph Laborer Motive Power Cumberland. 

Vernon, Richard L Conductor Conducting Transportation .. . Newark 

Wilson, William W , Carpenter Maintenance of Way Akron 



The payments to pensioned employes constitute a special roll contributed by the Company. 

During the calendar year 1922, $400,008.10 was paid out through the Pension Feature to those 
who have been honorably retired. 

The total payments since the inauguration of the Pen.sion Feature, October ist, 1884 to January 
3xst, 1923, amount to $5,066,387.70. 

The following pensioned employes, after serving the Company faithfully for a number of years, 
have died: 






Last Occupation 


IS, William F Truckman 

Constantine, Henry... Conductor 

Glynn, Martin 

(B. & O. C. T.) . . . . ' Crossing Watchman 

Hair, John ' Spec. Engineer 

Harris, Robert T ' Boilermaker 

Koepka, Henry Janitor. 

Littig, William N. . 
Marshall, John T. . 

Pflug, Henry 

Randolph, r)avid . . 
Tuttle, Michael . . . 

Clerk . 
Material Dis- 
tributor . . . 


Engineman . . 

Conducting Transportation 
Conducting Transportation 

Conducting Transportation 
Maintenance of Equipment 

Motive Power 

Conducting Transportation 
Freight Claim 


Motive Power 

Conducting Transportation 
Maintenance of Way 

j Years 


! Date of 





Baltimore .... 

March 22, 

1923. . . 


Baltimore .... 

March 18, 

1923. . . 



March 12, 

1923. . . 



March 4, 

1923. . . 


Baltimore .... 

March 12, 

1923. . . 



March 22, 

1923. . . 



March 15, 

1923. .-. 


Baltimore. . . . 

March 8, 

1923 . . 



March 10, 

1923. . 


Connellsville. . 

March 13, 

1923. . 


Baltimore .... 

March 2, 

1923. . . 


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Retreat from care that ever must be thine: 
How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these, 
A youth of labor with an age of ease. 

Oliver Goldsmith— "The Deserted Village' 

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John L. Grow 

John L. Grow was born near Clarksburg, 
W. Va., on October 29, 1856. His first 
railroad experience was with the Pittsburgh 
and Connellsville Railroad Co., by whom 
he was employed as section laborer in 1872. 
He left this company to enter the employ 
of the Baltimore and Ohio when the grading 
of second track between Grafton and Cum- 
berland was being done, working all along 
this section between Grafton and Oakland 

In 1876 Mr. Grow commenced work on 
house carpentering, and continued until 
1 88 1, when he was employed as bridge car- 
penter on the Benwood and Bellaire 
bridges, under " Billy " Brown, during which 
time he also ass^ted in building the first 
bridge over the Three Fork Creek at 

After the completion of this work, Mr. 
Grow returned to house carpentering until 
March i, 1887, when he was employed as 
a carpenter in Grafton shop, remaining 
there until his retirement April i, 1922, and 
having a continuous record in the Grafton 
shop of 35 3'ears service. 

Frederick J. Dowler 

Frederick J. Dowler was bom in 1856. 
He entered the service on February 14, 
1907, as a moulder in Chillicothe Shop. He 
held this position until 191 5, when, on 
account of becoming lame he was unable to 
continue work. He was transferred to . 
Portsmouth as crossing watchman, which 
position he held at the time of his retire- 
ment, November 30, 1921. Mr. Dowler 
resides at Huntington, W. Va. 

C. B. Loughman 

Retired Turntable Ojjcrator C. B. Lough- 
man was bom in 1858. He entered the 
Baltimore and Ohio service March 4, 1874 
as section laborer; in 1883 he was transferred 
to position of lineman and in September 
1888 again returned to the section be- 
tween Toboso and Clay Lick; in 1893 he 
was transferred to Newark yard and on 
.\ugust 17, 1919, to the Motive Power 
Department as machinist's helper. On 
September 20, 191 9 he again returned to 
his former position of section laborer in 
Newark Yard. In 1920 Mr. Loughman was 
transferred to the Motive Power Depart- 
ment as turntable operator, which position 
he held until his recent retirement. 

Wilber P. Belt 

Retired Machine Shop Hand Wilber P. 
Belt was born in 1852. He entered Balti- 
more and Ohio service on June 9, i8/'2 as 
brakeman in Cumberland Yard. He moved 
to Baltimore in 1H80, and entered the 
Hopper vShop, under Foreman John Mar- 

Mr. Belt remained in the Hopper vShop 
from 1880 until his recent retirement. 

George Minard 

George M'nard, Flagman, South Orange 
St. Crossing, Albion, Ind., coinpleted his 
fortv-sccond vear of service with the Com- 

pany March i, 1923 and was placed on the 
pension roll. 

Mr. Minard was bom on the North Sea, 
24 miles east of Heligoland, Germany, July 
15, 1849. He received a common school 
education in Germany; came to the United 
States in 1872, entered the service of the 
Baltimore and Ohio at Republic, O., July 
3, 1873, remained until 1876, when he re- 
signed. He reentered the service May i, 
1 88 1 at Bairdstown, Ohio. He was pro- 
moted to section foreman August 16, 1889; 
was transferred to interlocking tower, Gala- 
tea, March 4, 1895; trans''erred to extra 
track foreman in 1898. On September i, 
1900, he went to Albion Ind., as crossing 
watchman and has ser\-ed in that capacity 
since that time. 

Mr. and Mrs. Minard will remain at 
their home in Albion, where they have 
manv friends. 

George Minard. 

W. P. Be't 3. F. J. Dowler. 
5. Casper B. Loughman 

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4. John L. Grow. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig2^ 

Why is an Inspection Trip? 

( Continued from page 2j ) 
found respect for the importance of our 
interests on Staten Island to the Baltimore 
and Ohio property that the Shriver finally 
put in at St. George and the party went to 
the special train. 

The run from St. George to Tottenville 
was made special. At Tottenville the 
Charles W. Galloway, newest ferry boat 
owned by the Company, was boarded, and 
the short run made over to the vSouth 
Amboy and back again. 

This short ferry trip is a necessary link in 
one of the most traveled routes in the 
Metropolitan area, on the great Lincoln 
Highway, it being the shortest way to get 
into Manhattan Island from the west, a 
pleasant way because it avoids the densely 
populated areas of New Jersey in the 

Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken section. 
Our ferry boats handle an enormous number 
of motor vehicles, besides passengers, and 
the officers discussed from many angles the 
possibility of improving our facilities at this 
ferry. The rest of the trip on the Staten 
Island Lines was without particular inci- 
dent, but the conversation among our 
officers concerning the general railway de- 
velopment on Staten Island, was most in- 
teresting. As is generally known, a tunnel 
under the East River is projected between 
Staten Island and Brooklyn, which will 
make Staten Island or Richmond Borough, 
as it is officially known in respect to greater 
New York, a great feeder of suburban 
population for Manhattan Island. 

How shall we develop our lines to best fit 
in with this probable large increase in popu- 
lation? This and other questions connected 

with the tremendous plan for port develop- 
ment in New York were discussed from 
different angles. 

At the conclusion of the run back to St. 
George the party took one of the municipal 
ferry boats to the Battery and there dis- 

There were splendid opportunities for 
making good pictures on this trip, especially 
the one attempted of the special train crew 
consisting of Engineer D. J. Buckley, Fire- 
man A. J. Paul, Conductor W. J. Reeves 
and Trainmen H. J. Harrington and Fran- 
cis J. Duffy on the Staten Island Lines, 
with President Willard and the operating 
officers of the Company with them. Un- 
fortunately the writer did not make a 
success of many of these pictures, apolo- 
gizes for the failure and promises better- 
work next time. 

Superintendent Haraner and Superintendent Floating Equipment Clarke. 2. Division Freight Agent Pumphrey and Terminal Agent Biggs. 

crew of the Tug Shriver; in center, Captain "Andy" Bohlen, left; Captain John Burtis, right 


tifel's Indigo Cloth 

standard for over 75 years 

TTie whiie Mroni weaken 

RAILROAD men and Stifel's Indigo 
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S. & N. Katz have been appointed Official Watch 
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The Cheerful Ticket Agent M. T. S. & C. H. D. 

"Not Because They Feel Obliged to Do So, but Just Because They^Want to Do So" 

Baltimore and Ohio TVay Ahead of Seasonal Program Laid Down by American Railway 

"Take Pride in Doing the Hard Things and the Easy Ones Will Take Care of 

Themselves!" Margaret Talbott Stevens 

For May^General Manager Scheer Took His Collar Off and Eastern Lines Went into 

Lead — But the Man from New York Has His Eye on the Ball! 

Senior Vice President Shriver Believes Railroad Outlook Favorable 

These Pennies Sho-w How the Baltimore and Ohio Dollar for 1922 Was Earned and Spent. ... 1 

"Galloway and Scheer" Now Batting for "Gallagher and Shean" 


Homilies of the Hudson John Newman 

The Christening of the "Martha Washington" and "Mt. Vernon" 

Don't Let Your Friends Get Killed or Maimed at Crossings! 

Baltimore and Ohio Potato Clubs Prove That Certified Seeds Mean Guaranteed 

Yields O. K. Quivey 

Pensioners ' Roll of Honor 

A Scoop a Mile Saved Would Have Saved 17 Trainloads of Coal in April! 

Following the Good Will Girls Through France Margaret Talbott Stevens 

In the Realm of the Riddle G. H. Pryor 

Women's Department — Edited by Margaret Talbott Stevens 

A Maryland Writer. Miss Martha Finley — Estelle B. Barnes 

Midsummer Clothes Are Lovely This Year Peggy 

Why Sarah Lost Her Love for Currants 

Our Little Railroaders Aunt Mary 

Accurate Weights Insure Correct Freight Charges A. E. Day 

R. B. White. General Manager, New York Lines, Given Farewell Dinner by Maryland 

District Officers 

Our Veterans — 

Brunswick Veterans Hold Annual Picnic R. L. Much 

Martinsburg Auxiliary Named for Senior Vice President George M. Shriver 

The Declaration of Independence 

Safety Roll of Honor 

Among Ourselves 

Prize Winning Supervisors and Trackmen Tell How They Did It 

Superintendent^Hooper Tells Business Men and Railroaders'about Rail^Building Program . . . 

Determined Search Recovers Passenger's Stolen Money 

Our Accounting^Association Enjoys Holiday Visit to New York Properties 

President Willard Addresses Parkersburg Chamber of Commerce Anna Mary Unks 

Successful Radio Experiments on Moving Trains on St. Louis Division 






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that it conforms to the highest standards. We do not guarantee it, but we beUeve 
that it means exactly what it says, and for that reason feel free to urge our readers 
to patronize our advertisers whenever they consistently can. 

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Prides of The Baltimore and Oliio—No, 5 


Oh, Fm the Ticket Agent and I never 
drive away 

A good prospective patron by some 
word that I might say. 

"How do I keep my temper sweet?" 
I turn my thoughts about— 

Imagine that Tm looking in instead of 
looking out. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine 

Published monthly at Baltimore, Maryland, by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, to improve its 
service to the public and to promote efficiency and community of interest among its employes 

Volume ii Baltimore, June, 1923 Number 2 

"Not Because They Feel Obliged to 
Do So, but Just Because They 
Want to Do So" 

How the Cover of This Issue of the Magazine 
Happened to be Written 

dent Willard was outlining to the 
writer some of his ideas con- 
cerning the business of the Baltimore 
and Ohio. He spoke of the physical 
improvements made in our property 
during the last year, improvements 
that are still being pushed intensively 
and which are putting our Railroad 
plant in better shape than it has 
ever been, and he expressed the hope 
that with this well equipped and 
maintained property the officers and 
employes would be able to make a 
substantial improvement in our ser- 
vice and our operating records. 

He called special attention to 
several of the standards which he 
was anxious that the employes of the 
Road would help raise, and then added 
the words at the top of this article : 

"Not, however, because they feel 
obliged to do so, but just because they 
want to do so." 

The phrase struck the writer as 
being especially significant— it seemed 
to express so exactly and cogently 
the friendly relationship which the 
Baltimore and Ohio Management 
would like to have with its employes. 

And the importance of getting this 
thought before our employes in the 
most forceful way was so apparent 
that President Willard was asked if 
he would not write it out in long hand 
for reproduction on the cover of 
this issue of the Magazine. 

Several weeks later he said: "Here 
is the 'copy.' I have given your 
request careful consideration and 
have deciaed that as my statement 
does represent exactly the way I feel, 
it should, perhaps, be placed where 
as many of the employes as possible 
may see it." 

all history have been accom- 
plished by men who "wanted 
to do it." The safety of nations 
and whole civilizations has depended 
on such men — from Thermopylae in 
480 B. C, where a small band of 
Spartans held back massed hordes 
of barbarians, to Cantigny in 1918, 
where our leathernecks and dough- 
boys began the demoralization of the 
powerful German war machine. 

The great books that have been 
written, the epoch-making public 

documents penned, the master in- 
tentions perfected, the outstanding 
war victories won, the notable com- 
mercial enterprises brought into be- 
ing — all that is memorable in art, 
science, politics and industry has 
been achieved because the men 
responsible have "wanted to do 

They were not easy tasks, ejthcr, 
that these men set out to do. And 
some of the things that we have 
been asked to do on the Baltimore 
and Ohio are not easy. They 
require the best thought and effort 
of officers and men. 

struck the key note of their 
accomplishment when herightlj' 
assumes that we face these tasks 
together, that there is such a sympa- 
thetic and helpful spirit among us that 
we will handle them in an understand- 
ing way, and that we consider the 
Baltimore and Ohio's prosperity so 
much our own prosperity that we will 
bring that prosperity about — not 
because we feel obliged to do so. 
but just because we zcant to do so. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, ig2j 









^ — 

Baltimore and Ohio 'Way Ahead of Seasonal 
Program Laid Down by American 
Railway Association 

At a Member Meeting of the American Railway Association and a Member Meeting of the 
Association of Railway Executives, both held in New York City on April 5, 1923, announcement was 
made of the extensive purchases of new equipment already made by the roads. 

Recommendations were also adopted defining a policy for the railroads to follow to the end that 
the transportation facilities of the country will be able to handle the large amount of business that is 
expected to be offered this autumn. 

These recommendations included a number of factors which enter into the operating efficiency 
of the roads. The most important of these are given below, and show what splendid progress the 
Baltimore and Ohio has made towards reaching the standards set: 

1 1 ITEMS 



Standard Adopted 
by A. R. A. 
Apr. 5, 1923 

/ j Number of Bad Order Freight Cars and percent 
1 i to total cars on line first day of month 

] i 






Five percent by 
October i, 1923 





Standard Adopted 
by A. R. A. 
April 5, 1923 







Number of locomotives requiting repairs and 
percent to ownership, first day of month.... 










Fifteen percent await- 
ing heavy (Classified) 
repairs by October i, 

On June i, 1427 or 56 percent of the locomotives owned by the Baltimore and Ohio 'were each 
good for six months or more service, which was the best situation since September 1917 and was 
exceeded in only six separate months, all told, since January 191 2 



Average loading per car, tons. 



Standard Adopted 
by A. R. A. 
April s, 1923 

30 tons 





Standard Adopted 
1 y A. R. A. 
April 5, 1923 

Average miles per 

car per day, including bad 




30 miles 


On orders for new freight car equipment deliveries as follows have been made since 
April I, 1923: 




Steel Hopper Cars 

Steel Gondola Cars 

Steel Coke Cars 

Steel Underframe Box Cars. 






Delivery of 50 heavy Mikado locomotives has been completed and delivery of the 75 Santa Fe 
type locomotives will begin in the early fall. 








Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iq2j 


**Take Pride in Doing the Hard Things 
and the Easy Ones Will Take 
Care of Themselves!" 

Says the Newly Appointed General Manager of Our 
New York Lines 

By Margaret Talbott Stevens 

RB. WHITE, the new general 
manager of New York Lines, 
* has his own ideas about suc- 
cess, and he has a right to them. He 
works on the theory that no matter 
how large a star }'ou fix your eyes 
upon, if you will keep looking at it 
hard enough and keep working hard 
enough to keep one foot before the 
other, you are bound to move in the 
right direction. And certainly Mr. 
White ought to know, for ever since 
he started to work — and his whole 
life, practically, has been spent on the 
railroad, he has been doing a con- 
siderable bit of moving. Sometimes 
the going was hard, but he has kept 
his feet on the ground and his head 
above water, so that he now holds a 
position of great responsibility. But 
that's getting ahead of my story. 

Mr. White was born in the littb 
town of Metcalf, Illinois, on August 
8, 1883. His father was in the train 
service of the Clover Leaf Railroad. 
When. Mr. White was three years old, 
the family moved to Lidianapolis, 
where the father was chief clerk to ths 
master car builvier of the Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad. 

As far back as the new general 
manager can remember, he has been 
fond of railroading, and he does not 
think it strange that his lot is still 
cast along the line of the iron rail. 
Railroad shops in those days were 
not as large as they are today. There 
were fewer men employed, so that 
when the little fellow would wander 
aroimd the shops the workmen often 
made quite a fuss over him, lifting 
him upon their shoulders, putting 
him into the firebox of an engine, 
taking him with them for rides around 
the yards. There was little wonder 
therefore, that before long his big 
ambition was to be a railroad man, 
particularly a train dispatcher. 

When he was nine years old Mr. 
White's family moved to Dana, 
Indiana, where the father engaged in 
business for himself, and the boy 
went to school. 

"I had a hankering for the rail- 
road." says Mr. White, so. in my 
spare time I studied telegraphy with 
the agent. I learned the job in re- 
turn for the work that I performed; 
in other words, I was what they call 
a "ham." I have always regretted 

that I did not finish high school; ^ 
thought that I was 'too smart' to 
graduate, and by the time I reached 
my senior year had gotten a 
job as extra operator on the I. D. & 
W. Railroad, in the Master Me- 
chanic's OflJice at Indianapolis, and 
felt further schooling unnecessary. 
The I. D. & W., as you know, was 
absorbed by the old C. H. & D., and 
the C. H. & D. by the Baltimore and 
Ohio. I still wanted to become a 
train dispatcher, and did. 

"If an organization will take pri^e 
in doing hard things, the easy ones 
will take care of themselves. This 
has been the on the Maryland 

District. We have a wonderful 
organization here, and I regret that 
I must leave it. Our slogan has been 
that of the ' Go— Getter, '— ' It shall 
be done. ' " 

It was a cold, rainy day when Mr. 
White gave me this interview, but 
the minute I stepped into his office 
I found the sun shining inside — Mr. 
White's big sunshiny smile that he 
carries around with him. There was 
a visitor ahead of me and he was 
smiling too. It's contagious. This 
was in the forenoon, and yet they say 
a man is happy only after he has had 
a big dinner. Right away I began 
with the questions — regular reporter 

"Mr. White, what are your hob- 

"I haven't any, unless it is my 
home.' ' 

" Don't you even play golf r" 
"No. I don't play golf, I don't 
swim, I don't row, I don't shoot, and 
I don't dance — although I have 
danced about considerably on the 
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I. H. B. Voorhees, general manager, Western Lines. 2. R.N. Begien, recently elected Operating Vice President, Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. 
3. R. B. White, general manager, New York Terminal Lines. 4. C. W. Van Horn, general superintendent, Maryland District. 5. R. W. Brown, 
superintendent, Cumberland Division. 6. G. W. Martin, superintendent, Connellsville Division. 7. W. F. Booth, superintendent, Pittsburgh Ter- 
minal Division 

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Senior Vice President Shriver Believes 
Railroad Outlook Favorable 

Addresses Charles W. Galloway Ladies' Auxiliary No. i 
at Luncheon Given in His Honor 

THE Charles W. Galloway 
Ladies' Auxilian' gave a 
luncheon at the New Howard 
Hotel, Baltimore, on May 23, to 
Senior Vice President Shriver. Covers 
were laid for 82 (78 ladies and four 
of the "weaker" sex). 

After the luncheon, which was 
delicious and served on tastefully 
decorated tables placed in the form 
of a square, the president, Mrs. 
Charles W. Lewis, introduced Miss 
Ide, daughter of Rev. E. E. Ide, 
minister in the Lutheran Church, - 
who sang three selections. Miss Ide 
has a sweet voice and her singing 
was enjoyed by everyone present. 
Mrs. Lewis then introduced Vice 
President George M. Shriver as 
"The man who looks after the 
finances of the Baltimore and Ohio, 
who will tell us something of the 
railroad's financial and other prob- 

After expressing his pleasure and 
thanks for the hearty reception given 
him, Mr. Shriver delivered a most 
interesting address. He said that he 
found himself in a somewhat diffi- 
cult position, which reminded him 
of a meeting he attended some time 
ago, where, as now, the "chairman" 
was a lady, and he did not know 
whether he should say Mistress 
Chairwoman or Chairman. Dr. 
Welch, who was present, insisted 
later that Mr. Shriver had said 
Mistress "Charwoman." 

"Your president has introduced 
me as the man who looks after the 
financial affairs of the railroad." 
said Mr. Shriver, "and if this be 
true, I should find little difficulty in 
addressing the ladies of the Auxiliary, 
as the old saying is 'money talks,' 
and therefore I would not have to." 

Mr. Shriver laid emphasis on the 
wider activities of the women under 
the enlarged franchise, noting the 
number of organizations being 
created by the women. He referred 
particularly to the agitation now 
being carried on by certain organiza- 
tions with respect to the price of 
sugar, and the possibility of reducing 
it through organization, and called 
attention to the desirability of the 

omen's Auxiliary making a careful 
investigation to secure all facts 
obtainable before taking a position 
on public questions of that kind. 
Mr. Shriver said that he was satisfied 
that the decision reached by the 

women would be on the right side 
after they had secured all the facts 

He called attention to the gather- 
ing of the so-called radical leaders 
at Chicago, organized to aid the 
Interstate Commerce Commission 
in developing the facts with respect 
to railroad valuation. Mr. Shriver 
ventured the prediction that, if all 
the facts on the valuation of the 
railroads were secured and given due 
weight, the railroads had nothing 
to fear from the most radical. 

"The greatest difficulty about the 
railroad question," he said, "is tha* 
when considered from a national 
standpoint the figures are so large 
that most intelligent persons find it 
difficult to grasp their full signifi- 
cance. To the average person an 
earning of $760,000,000 net by the 
railroads of the country seems a 
large and ample siun and it is diffi- 
cult for them to relate it to a property 
with a value of approximately $20, 
000,000,000, and doing a gross busi- 
ness of $5,559,000,000. When so 
related, however, it is found that 
the net return on the investment 
in the railroad properties for the 
year 1922 was but 3.82% as against 
the 5.75% which the Interstate 
Commerce Commission found was, 
under all the circvunstances, a 
reasonable basis of return. 

"You, or at least most of you, 
are depositors in the Savings Feature 
of the Baltimore and Ohio Relief 
Department and for a number of 
years have received a return of five 
per cent, on your money. Would 
you be satisfied with 3.82%, or 
$3.82 on each $100 you saved? I 
think not! Yet that is the rate of 
return realized by the railroads 
last year. 

"Now put this in a more simple 
way: vSuppose, instead of the 260,000 
miles of railroads of the country, 
you think of just one mile of railroad 
in which there is invested $100,000, 
and suppose that small railroad did 
a gross business of $28,000 a year, 
and after paying all operating ex- 
penses had left but $3,800 as a 
return on the investment! You 
can see that that is not sufficient to 
justify the building of another rail- 

"You can make the case even more 
simple, perhaps, by supposing that 
you have invested $10,000 in a 

grocery store or some other similar 
undertaking; that during the year 
you do a gross business of $2,800 
and that after paying your operating 
expenses you find you have a net 
]irofit for the year of $380. This, in 
simple language, is the railroad 
situation in 1922. 

"Take our own Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad i)roperty, in which there is 
invested over $720,000,000. In 1922 
it did a gross business of approxi- 
mately $200,000,000 and after pay- 
ing operating expenses there was 
left $23,000,000. That sounds like 
a lot of money, you say. And it is. 
But out of that $23,000,000, fixed 
charges, including interest, rents, etc. 
and amounting to more than $25, 
000,000, had to be paid. Fortunatelv 
the Company had other investments 
which brought in about $6,000,000, 
so that after paying all, 
including taxes, interest on bonds, 
and preferred stock, there was just 
$3,000,000 left, or only two per cent, 
on the common stock of theCompanv. 
And this money was put back into 
the property in improvements in- 
stead of being paid out in dividends. 
Railroad Outlook is Good 

"However, it is my opinion that 
the outlook today in the railroad 
field is better than it has been for a 
nt5 .Tiber of years. In fact I think it 
is more hopeful than at any time 
during my years of railroad service. 
My confidence is based primarily on 
the present Transportation Act 
which, while it does not change the 
right of the railroads under the 
common law to receive a fair return 
upon their property, has gi\-en a 
direct expression of the people that 
the railroads should receive ^ich 
fair return. I am optimistic also 
because the present law places upon 
the Interstate Commerce Commission 
jointly with the Railroad Manage- 
ments the responsibility of main- 
taining an effective transportation 

Employes Ar.. Helping the 
Baltimore and Ohio 

"So far as our own Com])any is 
concerned, however, I feel that the 
degree of success with which the 
Baltimore and Ohio is now meeting 
in its operations is due to the more 
general interest displayed by each 
and every man and woman in the 
organization. I believe firmly in the 
spreading out of responsibility. I 
feel that this spreading out helps 
the individual, giving each a greater 
sense of personal responsibility and 
that the results obtained by the 
Baltimore and Ohio have been due 
to an individual sense of greater 
responsibility. And no little measure 


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of the success is due to the support 
of the women, both organized and 
unorganized. The women's support 
cannot fail to be of the greatest 
possible benefit. Women instinctive- 
ly see clearly and their influence 
with their husbands, fathers, brothers, 
sweethearts and others, in the right 
direction, must be productive of 
the greatest good. 

"There is no limit to what organ- 

ized effort can accomplish. Im- 
agine, if you can, all of the 65,000 
employes of the Baltimore and 
a rope. Something would move. 
What could they not accomplish? 
There would be no limit. Therefore, 
let us all PULL TOGETHER, 
and the additional force, the guid- 
ing force behind the lines will be — 
the ladies. 

The Relief Department 

"Before concluding, I would like 
to mention our Relief Department, 
which does not seem to be fully 
appreciated by all our employe?, 
although out of about 65,000 em- 
ployes 48,000 are members. It is 
conducted with the cooperation of 
the employes, for the employes. It 
is headed by an Executive Board on 
which are employes elected by you 

Cut kindly loaned by R. P. Sludley an Co. 
Along the Cape to Cairo Railroad, stretching 2600 miles from the Cape of Good Hope to the heart of Africa, this curious 
lookout and signal station is to be found. When building the road the engineers came across a huge deserted ant 
hi!l directly in the line of the track, which they resourcefully used as a signal tower 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine June, IQ23 

Looking up the Potomac River. 

5. Magnolia Cut-OS and Ma n Lir e. 

Orleans Road, Wesf Virginia. 3. Doe Gully at the Beginning of Magnolia Cut-0,T. 4. Near Sir John's Run 
6. East End of Magnolia Cut-Off, Paw Paw, W. Va. 7. Ttie Bridge at Harper's Ferry 

Photographs by William R. Hicks. Valualion Department 

all. It is true that the Baltimore 
and Ohio furnishes office room, 
clerical force, etc., but in cases of 
dispute the decisions as to claims 
rest with your Board. 

"Probably it will interest you to 
know that the Savings Feature now 
has on deposit more than $12, 000,000, 
of which $7,403,000 is loaned out to 
employes who are purchasing or 
improving their homes. Of the 
balance, about 84,000,000 is invested 
iTi first-class securities. The remain- 
der, on which the Baltimore and 
Ohio guarantees four per cent., is 
ia the Treasury-. Since the inaugura- 
tion of this feature, the employes 
have acquired more than $35,000,000 

worth of property through loans. 

"The Pension Feature is supported 
entirely by the Railroad Comj^any, 
and through it more than $400,000 
was paid out last year to employes 
who have been voluntarily retired 
from the Company's service. I 
realize that the average yearly pen- 
sion of $331.23 is not large, and 
perhaps not sufficient to support one 
after retirement, but I know in many 
cases that it is of very substantial 
assistance, and it is some evidence 
of the desire of our Railroad Com- 
pany to recognize those employes who 
have given long and faithful service." 
The Oscar G. Murray Fund 

In concluding Mr. Shriver called 

attention to the fthid left by a former 
president of the Company, Mr. 
Oscar G. Murray, "for the relief and 
assistance of needy widows and 
orphans of employes of The Balti- 
more and Ohio Railroad Company 
who have died in the service of the 
Company." "Through this fund," 
said Mr. Shriver, "a number of 
widows and children are now being 
aided, and the Trustees will be glad 
to have your cooperation in bringing 
to their attention any cases where 
under the tenns of the will the fund 
can be made of service." 

Mr. Shriver stated that railroad 
employes are proud people, and that 
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-cases of need disclosed. He asked, 
however, that anyone knowing of 
such cases communicate either with 
Geo. H. Campbell, assistant to the 
president of the Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad Company, and vice presi- 
dent of The Oscar G. Murray 
Railroad Employes Benefit Fund, 
or with C. W. Woolford, secretary 
of the Company, and also secretary 
of the Oscar G. Murray Fund. 
Both these gentlemen are located 
in the Baltimore and Ohio General 
Office Building at Baltimore, Md. 

Mrs. Lewis expressed to Mr. Shriver 
the appreciation of the auxiliary for 
his interesting talk, and urged that 
the members follow his advice, mak- 
ing a thorough inquiry in connection 
with all public questions and then 
taking a stand on the right side. 
She further urged the importance of 
members doing everything possible 
to influence business to the Baltimore 
and Ohio, calling attention to the 
fact that, next to the Municipality 
of Baltimore, our railroad is the 
largest employer of labor in the city. 
"Bringing here," she said, "as it 
does, so much money, and counting 
so much in the progress of the city, 
it is our duty to make it clear to 
Baltimoreans that the}' should sup- 
port us." 

Mrs. Gaither, president of the 
Housewives League, had promised 
to speak, but on account of an 
accident was unable to be present. 

The Charles W. Galloway Auxiliary 
will hold a picnic on July 6, at 
Tolchester Beach, steamer leaving 
Pier 16, Baltimore, at 8.45 a. m. 
Full details and tickets may be 
secured from officers of the Atixili- 

A "Little" Man Doing a Big 

WHILE No. 9 was waiting for 
change of engines at our 
Philadelphia Station on the 
night of June 9 the writer had the 
opportunity of watching Brakeman 
J. J. Forrester handling his job. 

Mr. Forrester is one of those ener- 
getic "little" fellows on the Road 
who knows how to get the best out 
of his work — for it, for himself, and 
for the Company. He took heavy 
bags from the passengers as they 
approached the car steps and placed 
them up on the platform for easy 
carriage into the coach. 

It is such employes as Mr. For- 
rester who are closely following the 
Management's wish that the greatest 
courtesy be extented to our passen- 
gers and who are therefore helping 
increase our business substantially. 

''Galloway and Scheer" Now Batting for 
''Gallagher and Shean" 

And Knocking Home "Runs'" Every Daywith ''The Capitol Limited" 

SHORTLY after the first trip of 
"The Capitol Limited," one of 
our officers received from an 
anonymous writer the following verse, 
a parody on "Mr. Gallagher and 
Mr. Shean," written, it is thought, 
by an officer or employe of a road 
competing for Washington — Chicago 
business with the Baltimore and Ohio : 

O, Mr. Galloway, 
O, Mr. Galloway, 

Did you see the Capitol Limited 

leave here? 
Were the Pullmans spick and span. 
Which showed up to beat the band — 
Tell me i — f they were empty, or if 

O, Mr. Scheer, 
O, Mr. Scheer, 

I was right there at Mt. Royal, 

never fear. 
And it made me feel so proud 
When I saw there was some crowd. 
In the Pullmans, Mr. Galloway? 
No, the station, Mr. Scheer. 

A rather clever parody, you'll 
admit, but unfortunately for the 
writer it does not line up with the 
facts. For, on the initial trips of 
"The Capitol Limited," which the 
writer of the verse had in mind, 
westbound there were 116 passengers 
out of Washington, and eastbound 
there were 125 passengers out of 

Since the initial trips of "The 
Capitol Limited" there have been 
extra cars in both directions almost 
every day, and on several occasions, 
extra sections. 

Which seems to put the joke on 
"the other fellow," as suggested in 
the following reply, written by Miss 
Stevens, associate editor, and sung 
by the Baltimore and Ohio Glee 
Club at the dinner given on June 1 1 
in honor of R. B. White, general 
manager, New York Properties: 

O, Mr. Galloway, 
O, Mr. Galloway, 

I've a letter here that I want you 
to see. 

From a man who's been misled 
'Tis as funnv, just as funny as can 

O, Mr. Scheer, 
O, Mr. Scheer, 

Now I pray you do not think this 

mortal queer — 
'Tis his eyesight, I am sure. 
And I think I know the cure. 
Do you think so, Mr. Galloway? 
Positively, Mr. Scheer! 

O, Mr. Galloway, 
0, Mr. Galloway, 

Has he seen those extra sections ever 
since ? 

And the patrons pouring in? 
She's a bird that's bound to win, 
Our poor friend is blind and thus 
hard to convince. 

O, Mr. Scheer, 
O, Mr. Scheer, 

Let him ride her to Chicago; never 

For we'll heap upon his head 
Coals of fire for what he said. 
For his knocking, Mr. Galloway' 
Advertisement, Mr. Scheer! 

"Take Pride in Doing the Hard Things and the Easy 
Ones Will Take Care of Themselves" 

(Continued from page j) 

railroad since I have been connected 
with it. I worked at practically 
every station on the I. D. & W. and I 
have stepped about in a lively manner 
ever since. All my promotions have 
come in the early summer months. 
Whenever we get through the months 
of May, June and July, Mrs. White 
says, 'Well, I suppose we're good for 
another year here. ' No, I haven't 
any hobbies. " 

And right then and there I discov- 
ered one. He began by telling me 
about how a certain millionaire mer- 
chant in Indianapolis got his start in 
a little shop on the Circle; he told of 
how this man's keen eye for business, 
])Ius ambition and initiative, had won 

for him a big place in the world's 
work; he emphasized the necessity 
for liking your job if you would make 
a success of it. It did not take long 
to find out that Mr. White's hobby 
is hard work and plenty of it, with 
an interest in what you are aiming at. 

"But, Mr. White, a man like you 
must have had some good offers in 
work outside that of the railroad. 
Do you mind telling me why you have 
stuck to the Baltimore and Ohio?" 

"Because I love the work," he 
answered promptly, "and I have 
grown fond of the people with whom 
I work. These are the reasons I 
stay. I didn't like Baltimore when 
I first came here, but I learned to love 

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it and I like its people. Railroading 
demands hard work, but there's 
nothing like it. As to my new posi- 
tion in New York, I am anxious to 
get at it. I am looking forward to it 
with great interest." 

Mr. White's railroad record is as 
follows: April 17, 1900, extra agent- 
operator, Indianapolis, Indiana; 
April 14, 1902, operator, Indianapolis; 
September 19, 1902, dispatcher, 
Indianapolis; January 15, 1908, chief 
dispatcher, Indianapolis; October 20, 
1909, chief clerk to general superin- 
tendent, Cincinnati; March 14, 1910, 
superintendent, Indianapolis; May i, 
191 5, superintendent, Flora, 111.; 
July 10, 1916, superintendent, Sey- 
mour, Indiana; June 20, 19 17, super- 
intendent, Philadelphia, Pa.; May i, 
19 1 9, superintendent, Baltimore; 
Ai)ril 15, 192 1, general superinten- 

dent, Baltimore ; June i , 1923 ; general 
manager. New York Lines. 

Making Tools Out of Old Rails 

IN his testimony at the hearing 
on the proj^osed consolidation 
of railroads in the office of tlie 
Interstate Commerce Commi.ssion, 
Wa.shington, on May 17, President 
Willard made some interesting refer- 
ences to the early history of the 
Baltimore and Ohio. 

Among other things he said tliat 
the first all steel rail used on the 
Baltimore and Ohio, so far as he 
could find out, was purchased in 
England and called "John Brown 
Rail." The section weighed less than 
50 pounds per yard. Pieces of this 
rail are found occasionally in scrap 
piles and in uncovering old road beds 

on the Baltimore and Ohio today, 
and the steel in this old rail is so- 
good that it is reworked cd made- 
into tools of splendid quality 

Another interesting point develop- 
ed was the fact that under the origin- 
al charter of the Baltimore and Ohio 
it was contemplated that people 
wishing to travel or ship goods over 
our Road could supply their own 
conveyances, paying for the privilege 
of using the tracks and right-of-way. 
Mr. Willard said, however, that so 
far as he knew, even in the very 
earliest days when horses were used 
to pull the cars, the Road had 
actually never been used in this way, 
because railroad travel required a 
special kind of conveyance which it 
was impracticable for the ordinary 
passenger or shipper to supply. 

Two "snaps" of "Tiie Capitol Limited" and some of the men who are helping make record-breaking performances 
I. Operator Vincent D. Twigg, Green Spring Tower, watching the Capitol Limited passing his tower at 50 miles per hour. 2. Emergency box placed in 
baggage end of club car on Capitol Limited to take care of any defects developed in transit on train or engine. 3. Inside of equipment box, showing sten- 
cilling on lid and all material intact. 4. Equipment placed in emergency box. 5. Engineer C. R. White and Fireman J. W. Blacklin in charge of helper 
engine 5061, Capitol Limited. 6. Capitol Limited leaving Garrett, Indiana, photo furnished by Superintendent S. U. Hooper. 7. Passenger station handling 
force, who inspect, water and ice the Capitol Limited. Left to right; Front, Acting Day Passenger Car Foreman W. P. HoUen, Night Passenger Car 
Foreman J. H. Raupach. First row; F. E. Constable, W. D. Shea, J. E. Stemple, W. L. Cook, H. W. Mcintosh, J. E. Lookabaugh, C. D. Dively. Second 
row; E. J. Weber, W. J. Bergman, E. Randall, F. G. Hicks, R. L. Paul, W. E. Shuck, L. L. Robinett. Third row; D. E. Wolfe, C. C. Dean, J. E. Smith, 
L. W. Metz. H. H. Keith. Fourth row; J. T. Cope, V. W. BeU, J. P. Mellon, J. E. Sherry, H. S. Jenkins. Fifth row; J. E. Lashley, W. A. Hennakemp. 
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orS Turn Table 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine 

Robert M. Van Sant, Editor 
Margaret Talbott Stevens, Associate Editor 
M. W. Jones, Assistant Editor 
Charles H. Dickson, Art Editor 
Office, Mt. Royal Station, Baltimore, Md. 
Herbert D. Stitt, Staff Artist 
George B. Luckey, Staff Photographer 

New Job Every Day 

Jt ]\'as In This Spirit Great Critic Did His ]]'ork 

It was under the above caption that F.P.A., one of the 
best known newspaper men in the country, paid his tribute 
in the New York Tribune to the late Henry E. Krehbiel, 
the dean of American music critics. F.P.A., said; 

"A j^reat newspaper man was Henry E. Krehbiel. To 
the last his was the great curiosity; he came to a new 
job ever}' day. For the eight years we were on the 
same stafT with him he never, so far as we know, had a 
desk of his own. So he used to come in and write on 
ours or the adjacent one. He used to come in from a 
recital or a concert and write his story as though his 
job and reputation depended entirely on the honesty 
and excellence of that assignment. He had a fervid 
anxiety about his work, rare in a beginner and rarer in 
a veteran. He would come in with (I just heard the 
worst singer that ever tried to get a New York notice), or 
(I never heard anybody play so magically as he did.) 
He was the most unbored newspaper man we ever knew. 

"Yesterday morning a woman reporter said. (Think 
of Krehbiel doing the same job for 43 years! I 
get tired of mine in 43 hours.) Krehbiel didn't do the 
same job 43 years. He had a new job every day. And 
that way lie high success and greatness." 

* * * * 

Unquestionably there are many jobs on the Railroad 
where it is extremely difficult to bring any \'ariety or 
freshness into the daily routine. And yet, to the man 
handling such a job and who enjoys the thrill of accomp- 
lishment: even this routine can be made to afford 
great satisfaction. 

"Is there some slight rearrangement of my work, 
which will enable me to do it more quickly and hence 
accomplish more?" 

Such self a.sked questions as this, applied concien- 
tiously tf) the most routine job, will often bring pleasure 
and profit. 

1 remember working with about thirty other men in 
an accounting department in a large insurance company. 

Each of us did the same kind of work — exactly. The 
new-comer was given a light assignment and as his 
skill increased (if it did) he was given more and more 
work. One man came in and in three months was 
running the_ heaviest assignment in the department. 
He showed in that short space of time greater pro- 
ficiency than men who had been doing the work for ten 
and more years. Naturally, he did not continue to do 
that work much longer, a supenasing position soon 
being his reward. And he has kept right on going. 

Pity the man who gets no joy out of his work ! Instead 
of grumbling about the routine, we could often banish 
the sameness and the dreariness of it if we would look 
at the job each morning as a challenge to better endeavor 
— to greater accomplishment. 

Helping Men 

It has been the privilege of the Magazine to point out 
to its readers as often as space would permit the advan- 
tages to be derived from a good education ; also that 
there are innumerable educational agencies which can 
be availed of by men of good health, energy and aspi- 
ration, who are putting in a full dav's work on the Railroad. 
The I.C.S. the schools fathered by the Y.M.C.A., 
universit\- extension courses and technical instruction 
afforded by public night schools — just the mention of 
these suggests the wide choice which the willing man 
may make use of to suit his own need. 

While doing our bit in this way to get the \\)ung men 
on the Road interested in securing a better education, 
we ha\'e often had in mind a friend who works Uyr the 
Comi:»any in Baltimore. His is not a showy job, but it 
is an important one and he has his hands full with his 
Railroad assignment. 

But for years he has devoted an hour or more a day 
to the study of profitable subjects, outside his Railroad 
work, and although he has not risen high in the Railroad 
world, he nevertheless has absorbed learning in his few 
chosen subjects to the extent that he is now an unusually 
cultured man — and shows it. 

Best of all he is not selfish with his learning, for it 
has been his special pleasure to introduce to the delights 
of education many of the j^oung men who have come 
into his department. His reward? Well, just read this- 
excerpt from a letter which he got several days ago 
from a former clerk in his office and which he passed 
on to the writer: 

" I have been successful in passing the CP. A. exams. 
I am indebted to you for your part in paving the way. " 

Stopping ihe Leak 

Evidence that employes of all classes are giving 
careful thought to the matter of "Stopping That Leak" 
comes to us daily. 

On the St. Louis Division, Brakemen H. P. Clark 
and E. Gordon picked up two burst air hose out of 
a scrap bin; they cut out the damaged parts and made 
the hose into what are known as "short connections" 
which are useful while on line when, for various reasons, 
the air hoses on two cars are a little short. A short con- 
nection prevents air leaks, which in turn prevent brakes 
sticking and waste of fuel. In addition to this a short con- 
nection is worth about $1.50; therefore the thoughtful- 
ness of these men saved this amount, in material alone. 

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Since Einstein of the fourth dimension hej^an to 
confound the world with his theories, the word "rela- 
tivity" has become familiar by its frequency in print. 
It is not a new word nor a difficult word to understand 
in its ordinary sense, but I was once listening to a dis- 
quisition on Einsteinian relativity that was as clear to 
me as Mark Twain's definition of specific gravity, which 
he says, "is the weight of a body compared with the 
weight of an equal volume that makes a body go just 
as far in the first second as the body will go plus the 
force of gravity that equals twice what the body will 

. . . 

Everything is relative to something else. If someone 
speaks of a "big man" the mind immediately conceives 
a man bigger than the average. If in speaking of dis- 
tance we are told of some place "far away," the mind 
responds to a suggestion of a locality beyond our ordi- 
nary horizon, which varies with the individual; it may 
be as far as we have travelled or as far as we can imagine. 
When I was a boy at home in the north country of 
Sweden, I was once telling a peasant woman about a 
journey to Stockholm, the capital city, and explaining 
to her in terms of miles and hours how "far" it was. 
, She, with an horizon extending as far as the nearest 
village and the church, exclaimed with awe: "Didn't 
God make this a big world." 

This reminiscence was recalled by my reading an 
account in a current paper of the star Beta Ceti "burn- 
ing up." Those who make it their business to weigh 
and measure the f ery small and the very big (relatively) 
say that this star is 460,577,088 million miles away and 
that light that speeds at the rate of eleven million miles 
in one minute would take about 80 years to span the 
distance between the star and the earth. That is a 
long way off (relatively), and yet in its relation to what 
lies "beyond," the Beta Ceti is nearer to us than is 
Stockholm to the hamlet in the northcountry. 

After reading the story and while in a state of reverie 
and meditation, I was brought back to the commonplace 
by the practical person who shares my joys and sorrows. 
She reminded me that to keep the home-fires burning 
it was needful that I bring up some coal from the cellar. 

And after all, to each of us personally our daily duties 
— our chores — be they clipping coupons or washing 
dishes, are of more importance than the burning of 
Beta Ceti, to which business a greater intelligence than 
ours is attending. 

A New "Loaded" Cigar 

Since the prohibition sleuths began playfully to pat 
people on the hip in their hunt for contraband, many 
camouflage devices, doing credit to the ingenuity, if not 
to the moral sense of their inventors, have appeared on 
the "wet" market, all designed with the purpose of 
deceiving "the enemy." Loaded candy, a pound of 
which will furnish a comfortable load for milady to 
carry in the secrecy of the boudoir; hollow canes for the 
monocled la-de-dahs who have the habit of sucking 
their cane knobs on roof gardens and in hotel lobbies; 
flask-lined books and double-crowned derbies, etc., for 
all sorts and conditions of anti-prohibitionists, are 
procurable bv those who want them. 

PIER. 22 


The very latest is the dollar cigar, sold over cafe- 
counters and at cabaret tables. It is a full size "per- 
fecto, " made ot, shade grown Connecticut cabbage leaf 
for wrapper, and for filler one cylindrical glass tube 
containing "fine old Scotch," probably distilled among 
the crags and braes on the Grampian hills of bonnie 
vStaten Island or in the catacombs of New York City. 
The "smoker" does not smoke, it is non-combustible, 
but it has a (sniff) fullbodied (sniff-sniff) bouquet. 

The Wisdom of Age 

Assuming that if we observe, listen and profit by 
experiences, we learn, and that the longer we live the 
more we learn, then i' should follow that the older we 
grow the more we should know. But we don't. We 
only know better, not more. We discard about as much 
as we receive, reject about as much as we accept; old 
impressions give way to new ones. 

At the mature age of twenty-one we "know it all." 
We have learned the multiplication table and that the 
world is round; we have placed our Q. E. D. after 
proving the solidity of the pons asinorum; we have had 
our first love affair; so what else is there to learn! 
Quantum suffisit — enough is plenty. We are chuck full 
of wisdom and don't care who knows it. Cock-sure, 
that's us. 

But then, as we proceed, speeding along, with motor 
humming and eyes ahead, creation widens to our view, 
and in the wake of years is left, farther and farther 
behind, our cockiness and sureness, knocked into a 
cocked hat and out of the perspective, and we learn 
that the older we grow the more di^j.inctly we realize 
how little we know. Using as comparates the present 
and the future instead of the present and the past w2 
feel that individually we know nothing and collectively 
just as much. 

Someone trying to improve on Dr. VoronofT claims 
that he can cure baldness with glands from dogs, using 
poodles for kinky hair and terriers for straight. It has 
the advantage over a wig that it won't blow off or stick 
in the hat. — Exchange. 

In a campfire discourse on charity hobo number one 
commented on the hard hearts of the rich and, referring 
to himself, observed: — "I would give my shirt to any 
one who needed it." — "And who do you think would 
want to wear it'" questioned hobo number two. 

— Exchange. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, igz '^ 

The Christening of the ''Martha Wash- 
ington" and ''Mount Vernon" 

New Dining Cars Are Beautiful Expression of Colonial Style 

A UNIQUE ceremony attended the 
placing into service of the two new 
dining cars, the Martha Washington 
and the Mount Vernon, at Mount Royal 
Station on the afternoon of May 24. 
Following the age old custom at the launch- 

ing of ships, the Baltimore and Ohio held 
a most attractive christening ceremony, 
the idea being that of Miss Mabel T. 
Gessner, passenger representative. 

The north end of Mount Royal Station 
was attractively decorated for the reception 

incident to the ceremony. Comfortable 
chairs were arranged in informal groups, 
and several large tables covered with 
immaculate dining car linen and decorated 
with flowers, held punch bowls, glasses 
and cake trays, provided with light refresh- 
ments for the visitors. A small orchestra, 
consisting of violins and harp, and half 
hidden by rows of palms, played throughout 
the reception. 

For a week or two preceding the christen- 
ing, Miss Gessner, to whom was entrusted 

Upper, rear row, left: Mrs. William A. Dickey, Jr., sponsor for the "Mt. Vernon;" right, Miss Elizabeth Shriver, sponsor for the "Martha Washington." 
In front are Esther Jane Van Sant and William A. Dickey, III. Below, left: Miss Mabel T. Gessner passenger representative; right. Miss Olive 
Dennis, inspector of passenger service 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June. iq2J 

the entire planning of the event, and her 
assistant, Miss Farley, had been busy 
sending invitations to many of the repre- 
sentative women of Baltimore, most of 
them prominent in social, political, business 
and club activities. Over six hundred written 
acceptances were received, in addition to a 

large number of acceptances telephoned to 
our Passenger Department, and it was-estima- 
ted by a representative of the Baltimore 
PoHce Department, who was on hand, that at 
least 1, 800 persons in all visited the new 
dining cars on their "baptismal" day. 
The ceremony itself was simple. The 

accompanying picture shows the setting, 
with Miss Elizabeth Shriver, daughter of 
Senior Vice President George M. vShriver, 
on the right, holding the christening bottle 
for the Martha Washington. Mrs. William 
A. Dickey, Jr., daughter of Operating 
Vice President C. W. Galloway, is on 

Below, right: Steward J. M. Templeman, of the "Mt. Vernon"; left: Steward J. S. Holzhouser, of the "Martha Washington" 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iQ2j 

the left, acting as sponsor for the Mount 
Vernon. Esther Jane Van Sant, daughter 
of the editor of the Magazine, who passed 
the bottles frcm a flower trimmed basket 
to the two sponsors, is in the foreground, 
and on her left is William A. Dickey III, 
grandson of Vice President Galloway. 

Promptly at 3.20, while photographers 
and motion picture operators were getting 
pictures of the group, Miss Shriver, with 
a lusty blow, smashed the bottle on the 
steel side of the Martha Washington, at 
the same time saying: "I Christen Thee 
"'Martha Washington'." 

Mrs. Dickey then named the Mount 
Vernon in similar fashion. 

The Inspection 

The two new dining cars were coupled 
together as seen in the picture. On the 
end of each was a chair car, and the guests 
entered by the south platform of the 
chair car at the south end of the station. 
They proceeded through this car into the 
next car, the Mount Vernon, which was 
arranged in exactly the same way that it 
is for serving a meal in actual service. 
The tables were set and representatives 
of the Dining Car Department, including 
Steward J. M. Templeman, were present 
to show the guests the especially interesting 
features. Among these were the kitchen 
and pantry, both finished in spotless v/hite 
enamel. The colonial atmosphere suggested 
by the names of the cars is carried out in 
most attractive detail, even to the utensils 
in the kitchen, which are made of copper, 
such pots, pans and kettles as may be seen 
today at historic Mount Vernon, in the 
kitchen where the food for the first Presi- 
dent of the United States and his wife was 

The panelling in the new cars is done in 
a dull, lustrous. Mahogany finish, the 
lighting fixtures being simple in design. In 
place of the large sideboard ordinarily 
used by the steward at one end of the car 
is a small table in colonial design, above 
which is hung a mirror, also of the colonial 
period. The silverware is of charming 
colonial pattern, and the chairs are of Hep- 
pelwhite design. 

In the next car, the Martha Washington, 
presided over by Steward J. S. Holshouser, 
the guests found the chairs and most of 
the tables removed, and refreshing fruit 
punch, tea and cakes being served by the 
waiters. Proceeding through this car the 
guests then went on into the chair car in 
the north end of the station whence they 
alighted on lha platform. 

The Fruition of an Idea 

The new dining cars illustrate the value 
of an idea, an idea which has been under 
consideration by our Management for the 
last few years. Remembering the advantage 
which the Baltimore and Ohio has in 
traversing a territory rich in historical 
interest and, with its associations, extend- 
ing back well into colonial times, and 
the fact that the capital of the United 

States, with its own patriotic shrines, is 
by far the most interesting spot on our 
lines, they felt that it would be especially 
advantageous to bring this atmosphere 
to the fore in our passenger service in 
every practicable way. 

The new dining cars are the fruition of 
this idea. They were constructed by the 
Pullman Company, but a great deal of 
thought was given to their building by 
our own officers and also by recognized 
authorities in colonial architecture, furni- 
ture and decorations, called in by the 
Management . 

. They Cost No More 

It is interesting to note that despite 
the exquisite beauty embodied in the 
cars — that charming simplicity which has 
resulted in compliments in large numbers 
from discriminating passengers, the new 
dining cars did not cost more than would 
dining cars of purely conventional type. 
It Was the Ladies' Day! 

Miss Gessner was the first woman pass- 
enger representative appointed by any 
railroad in the United States, and the 
christening, also establishing a precedent, 
is doubly significant because of its young 
lady managers. Miss Olive Dennis, inspec- 
tor of passenger service; Miss Gladys 
Farley, assistant to Miss Gessner; Miss 
Elizabeth Hofstetter, stenographer, Pass- 
enger Department; and Miss Emma 
McClayton, secretary to assistant to 
operating vice president, were the prin- 
cipal assistants to Miss Gessner at the 
ceremony. How appropriate it was that 

these women employes and the sponsors, 
worthy descendants of the original first lady 
of the land, should have dedicated to the 
pubHc service these cars, embodying as they 
do, so attractively, much of the colonial 
tradition ! 

It has been the special work of our 
women passenger representatives to see 
that travel for women on the Baltimore 
and Ohio is made as comfortable and 
satisfactory as possible. Since they have 
been so employed they have given the 
Management many helpful suggestions 
which have been put into practice, this 
being especially true of Miss Dennis, who 
has done a great deal of traveling on our 
trains and looked into the service particu- 
larly from the viewpoint of the woman 

It was appropriate also to have Mrs. 
Shriver, Mrs. Galloway and Mrs. Fries, 
wives of our vice presidents, as the hostesses 
at the christening ceremony, and to have 
also as one of the guests, Mrs. Willard, 
wife of our president. 

The two new cars have now been running 
for upwards of a month in our passenger 
service, evoking the finest kind of ap- 
preciation from passengers using them. 
Stewards Templeman and Holshauser and 
their crews are giving a superlatively fine 
service, even for the Baltimore and Ohio, 
and there is no question but that the 
service of Baltimore and Ohio trains 
between Washington and New York, 
where the new cars run, will be splendidly 
advertised by the Martha Washington 
and the Mount Vernon. 

Passenger Suggests New Slogan 

The following interesting letter was written by a prominent Baltimore 

business man 

Baltimore, Md. 

March 15, 1923 

Mr. Daniel Willard 

President, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 

Baltimore, Md. 

My dear Mr. Willard: 

Please allow me to write you just a few lines about the wonderful service 
that you are giving your patrons at the present time. Mr. Willard, your slogan 
has always been, and I hope always will be, "Our passengers are our guests." 
It seems to me, though, that you could easily adopt another slogan — "We try to 
make our riders feel at home." 

It is not only my own opinion but that of others, that the minute you put 
your foot aboard a Baltimore and Ohio train, there is a refined, homelike atmos- 
phere immediately felt. It is made this way by your wonderful set of conductors, 
brakemen, porters, dining car stewards and their waiters. This homelike 
atmosphere is certainly lacking on a great many other lines. 

It is very hard to specialize on a particular train, but Numbers 5,6, 11 and 
16 seem to be exceptionally courteous and accommodating. Indeed, Mr. Willard, 
your men go their limit and leave nothing unturned to make your riders feel 
just at home. 

It will always give me great pleasure to boost the Baltimore and Ohio ser- 
vice whenever it is possible to do so. I am, 

Very sincerely yours, etc. 

rf:..—.. , „ . . . . «—«^ 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iq2J 


Don't Let Your Friends Get Killed or 
Maimed at Crossings! 

Railroad Men Can Save Lives and Accidents by Timely 


is the slogan echoing and re-echoing 
throughout the territory in which 
the Baltimore and Ohio operates. 

Once again the Careful Crossing Cam- 
paign is under way, it having started 
officially June i, to continue to September 
30 next. 

As last year, the Baltimore and Ohio 
is at the forefront in doing its part, through 
its officers and employes, to effectively 
reduce the number of careless and thought- 
less drivers and pedestrians who have 
occasion to pass over our tracks at highways. 

The American Railway Association is 
fostering this drive for the preservation 
of human life and limb. As our railroad 
is a member of this association, it is our 
aim to stand at the forefront in the per- 
centage of reduction of crossing accidents 
by the time the drive ends. Last year 
we were among the few railroads of the 
nation which cut down the number of per- 
sonal injuries, in comparison with the 
previous year, and we are aiming to reach 
an even higher average of reduction this 
year, compared to last. 

In his appeal for support for the campaign 
by all employes, Mr. Galloway points out 
that if every employe will say something 
about it, in a short time thousands of 
automobile drivers will have been put on 
their guard against risking their lives at 
highway crossings by carcltssly going ov-er 
the tracks. 

And there is an opportunity for everyone 
to do something; perhaps in a large way; 
perhaps in a small way. A vast number 
of posters, letterhead stickers, post cards, 
etc., have been issued. Practically every 
minister of the gospel along the System 
has received a letter asking his cooperation 
and that he address his congregation on 
the aims and objects of the campaign. 

The Safety Department has enlisted the 
support of clubs, automobile associations 
and automobile owners in many cities; of 
schools, municipal and state departments 
and other agencies. All are welded into 
a cohesive force that is striving to instruct 
the drivers of vehicles of all kinds and 
pedestrians that "Stop, Look and Listen" 
is not merely a catch-phrase, but is the 
panacea for all highway crossing mishaps. 

Reports submitted by all the railroads 
last year indicated that the greater number 
of accidents at crossings happened"" in the 
early part of the campaign. There were 
more casualties for June than for any of 
the other three months. This proved that 
once the campaign got under way, there 
was a marked decrease in the number of 
casualties. Profiting by tliis experience. 

the railroads are urging their employes 
this year to jump into the movement from 
the very start so that telling blows can be 
delivered and prevent the repetition of 
last June's high accident list. 

That there is need for a campaign to 
educate automobile drivers especially con- 
cerning the necessity of care at highway 
grade crossings is evident from a recent 
analj'sis of accidents on our vSystem. 

Forty-eight per cent, of all crossing 
accidents in a year involving automobiles 
on the System were caused by the fact that 
the automobilist could not wait a moment 
of two to allow the train to proceed. This 
failure caused the deaths of 35 persons ■ifi 
these machines and injury to 95 others. 

There is no record, of course, of the 
number of drivers who succeeded in get- 
ting across the tracks just before the train 
reached the highway, but of the 384 acci- 
dents in the year, 183 were caused by this 
kind of carelessness. In many of these 
cases the attempt to "beat" the train was 
caused by the failure of the driver to realize 
that a fast train and a swiftly moving auto- 
mobile approach each other with unusual 
speed. In some cases, of course, the desire 
to boast of abihty to "beat" an express 
impelled the drivers to take a chance. 

The second leading cause for accident was 
" stalling of motor on tracks. " The majority 
of these cases resulted from the fact that 
the driver either came up on the tracks 
slowly and then attempted to change gears 
or pressed down on the brake instead of the 
accelerator. There were eight persons 
killed and 20 injured in stalled motor cars 

on railroad crossings. Eighteen per cent, 
of all accidents happened because of 
stalled motors. This is a sharp decline 
from the leading cause of trying to "beat" 
the train. 

Crossing gates are usually regarded as 
the best protection possible over highways 
that are traveled with frequency. Yet 
there were just 50 instances where auto- 
mobile drivers failed to note the presence 
of gates and drove into them. Only one 
person was injured in these half hundred 
accidents, but many had narrow escapes 
from fatalities. There has been scarcely 
a week in recent months when a gate is 
not reported destroyed or broken by some 
careless motorist. The gates are all painted 
alternate white and black stripes,' regarded 
as the best colors for long visibility, and 
at night there are red lights hung upon them. 
Thirteen per cent, of the year's accidents 
resulted from this cause, which stands 
third on the list. 

The fourth leading cause which causad 
ten per cent, of the total accidents, was 
"running into side of trains." There were 
40 such accidents, with a causalty list of 
four persons killed and five injured in the 
year. Some of these accidents happened 
while the train was at a standstill, proving 
that some drivers seem absolutely oblivious 
to what is ahead of them. It seems un- 
believable that a motorist would drive 
into the engine or cars, but records show 
tJfc'.t there were 40 such cases on the 
Baltimore and Ohio in a year. 

Three per cent, of the total accidents 
happened because of defective brakes on 
the automobile involved in the accident, 
and another three per cent, because auto- 
mobiles came to a stop too close to the 
track and were struck by parts of the 
locomotive or cars. Eight persons were 
injured in the cars with defective brakes 
and five persons were killed and five injured 
in cars which stood too close to the rlfils. 


Thousands of these posters, lithographed in full colors, are posted at strategic points as a 
warning to careless motor car drivers 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iQ2j 

I. 1922 Purdue Potato Show, showing exhibits from boys in counties traversed by the Baltimore and Ojiio. 2. Members of Potato Club meeting 
at Valparaiso, Ind., March 26. All from Porter County. 3- Meeting of Potato Club, Washmgton, Ind., March 9; Martin and Da"ess Counties rep- 
resented. 4. John Shutt, Garrett, Ind., champion potato club menber and winner of Baltimore and Ohio scholarship. 5- John Shutt s championship 
tray of potatoes at 1922 Purdue Potato Show. 6. Left to right; George Zacharias, Meredith Tatlock. Jerald Foster; three boys who walked seven 
miles to get to Porter County Potato Cub meeting. 7. Members of Potato Club meeting held at Warsaw, Ind., March 28; Kosciusco and Marshall 
Counties represented. 8. Potatoes grown by John Shutt, 1922, Garrett, Ind.; yield 227.6 bushels per acre. 9. Potatoes grown from no variety 
seed by John Shutt's father; yield 75 bushels per acre 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 1923 


Baltimore and Ohio Potato Clubs Prove 
That Certified Seeds Mean 
Guaranteed Yields 

By 0. K. Quivey, General Agricultural Agent, 
Commercial Development Department 

" T^OTATO growing in Indiana has a 
black eye because of the poor yields 
that are so commonly obtained," 
States Dr. Gregory, a leading authority on 
potato culture. 

The average Indiana farmer will care- 
fully explain to you that the Indiana sum- 
mers are too hot and dry, that the plants be- 
come blighted and stunted and that most of 
them die before many tubers are formed or set. 

The weather is hot and dry — there is no 
argument about that. However, Indiana 
can compete with any other state in potato 
production both as to quality and quantity 
per acre. There is equally no argument 
about that. 

Start with Certified Seed ! 

To get this quality and quantity yield, 
certified potato seed must be used in place 
of common variety. Now, what are cer- 
tified seed? They are potatoes that are en- 
tirely free from the dissases common to 
potatoes, such as leaf roll and blight, and 
which cause the young plants to die before 
tubers are formed. But plants grown from 
seed certified as disease free are strong and 
vigorous, and they withstand the hot dry 
summer weather and,, form many uniform 
smooth tubers. 

What proof have we to offer? Why, one 
of the young farmers in Northern Indiana 
proved it himself last season, and by so 
doing won one of the Baltimore and Ohio 
scholarships of $100.00. He was also 
selected by Purdue University as the 
Champion Potato Club Boy in Indiana. 
This boy is John Shutt and he lives on a 
farm near Garrett, Indiana. 

John's father had been getting on an 
average of only seventy-five bushels of 
potatoes per acre, in which he claimed there 
was Httle or no profit, counting cost of 15 
bushels of seed per acre, and time and cost 
required to plant, cultivate, harvest and 
ship to market. Hence, Mr. Shutt, Senior, 
decided to plant only enough to supply the 
family needs. John decided to plant an 
acre of his own where he might experiment 
with certified seed as compared with the 
common seed such as his father used. But 
let us have John tell the story of how he be- 
came the Potato Club Champion of Indiana: 

"Picture number eight shows the plot 
that won for me the trip to Washington, 
D. C. I could not have won it with the plot 
shown in picture nine. 

"In the plot grown by me — certified seed 
was used, green sprouted, and planted on a 
clover sod, with 17 loads of manure applied 
and 475 pounds of fertilizer (4-8-6). They 
were planted on the 1 5th day of June. Cul- 

tivated, sprayed and kept clean. This 
yield was 227.6 bushels per acre, and cost 
$80.40 to produce. 

"The other plot was grown by my father 
— common seed was used, planted on a 
clover sod, with 17 loads of manure applied 
and no fertilizer. They were planted on the 
15th day of June, cultivated, sprayed and 
kept clean. This yield was 75 bushels per 
acre, and cost $84.43 to produce. " 

Besides the results obtained by this boy, 
we have the records of W. W. Staufler, 
Fulton County, who produced on muck soil 
325 bushels per acre; H. F. Wickard, Han;> 
cock County, 298 bushels per acre; O. F. 
Pattie, Perry County, 340 bushels on one 
and three-quarters acres, and numerous 
others who produced from 125 to 150 
bushels per acre. 

These men are from widely scattered parts 
of the state, but their weather conditions 
are the same everywhere. Then how did 
they get such good yields? They used only 
certified seed! 

Company Supplying Best Seed to Boys 

Encouraged by the results of John Shutt, 
the Baltimore and Ohio desired to help 
other Indiana boys, and, hence, this spring 
we purchased in Minnesota two carloads of 
the finest certified seed potatoes, trans- 
ported them to Indiana and divided them 
equally among 230 farm boys, who com- 
prise the Baltimore and Ohio Potato Clubs, 
each of whom has, as one boy stated: "a 
potato patch all my own planted to certi- 
fieds — watch my dust ! " 

Next fall the Agricultural Bureau will 
hold a Baltimore and Ohio Potato Show in 
each of the 23 Indiana Counties, at which 
each club member will have an opportunity 
of showing a peck of potatoes grown from 
his allotment of Baltimore and Ohio certi- 
fied seed. The winners in each County will 
then enter the Fourth Annual Purdue Potato 
Show, which will be held at the University 
in January. To the Club member showing 
the championship peck of potatoes at the 
Purdue Potato Show, will be awarded a 
Baltimore and Ohio scholarship. The 
winner may elect to use this award for 
scholastic purposes at Purdue University or 
in defraying the expense of an educational 
trip to Washington, D. C. 

The Baltimore and Ohio Certified Potato 
Seed project is being carried on in close co- 
operation with the Agricultural Extension 
Service of Purdue University, our repre- 
sentatives being accompanied by Mr. F. C. 
Gaylord, Purdue horticulturist, a national 
authority on potato production, and Mr. 
E. L. Austin, assistant state club leader, 

who had active charge of organizing the 
Baltimore and Ohio Potato Clubs. 

Increased yields, improved quality, de- 
creased cost of production, more marketable 
potatoes — mean more satisfied farmers and 
more freight for the railroad. The matter 
of bringing production from 75 to 227 
bushels of potatoes per acre, can be accom- 
plished by any farmer in Indiana just as it 
was by John Shutt, a seventeen year old boy . 

Booster Rewarded with Honest 

George Richards & Comp.a.n'Y 

Electrical Materials 
New York, March 30, 1923 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co., 
General Baggage & Milk Dept., 
Baltimore, Md. 


I have a letter of March 29 advising that 
my Health Pad sample was turned in to you 
on March 24, the day that I carelessly left 
same there. I also note that you have for- 
warded same by parcel post, and wish to 
express my appreciation for the prompt ser- 
vice that you have rsndered in this case. 
You make no mention, however, of the 
expense that you have been put to, and I 
would be particularly pleased if you would 
adj^ise mc, so that a remittance covering 
same can be made to you. 

No doubt you will be interested to know 
that the writer has always been, in the last 
fifteen years, a booster for the Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad, between New York and 
Washington, and although there is no way 
of recording the number of instances, still 
I have had the pleasure of directing many 
people over your line in preference to com- 
petitors, and in all my trips between New 
York, Baltimore and Washington I usk the 
Baltimore and Ohio because of the comfort 
in avoiding overcrowding, the cleanliness of 
your coaches, and your unexcelled dining 
car service, and as above stated, am unable 
to tell you the number of mstances that I 
have advised travelers to participate in the 
same enjoyable railw.jy travel. 

Yours Very truly, 
(Signed) A. R. Macv. 

Courteous Baggage Service 


Helena, Mont. 

J. P. DuGAV, G. B. A.— 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co., 
Baltimore, Md. 

Dear Sir: I appreciate the courtesies shown 
me by your employes at Chicago, who 
enabled me to reclaim my trunk without 
missing train connections. 

Also, I appreciated the good service on 
your train from Washington to Chicago. 
Truly yours, 
(Signed) T. B. Weir 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June. ig2j 

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Relief Department — Advisory Committee 

Conducting Transportation Department 

L. W. Graham Operator Kanawha Station, W. Va. 

C. H. Crawford Yard Brakeman Glenwood, Pa. 

George G. James • Conductor Baltimore, Md. 

John F. Wunner Clerk New York, N. Y. 

Motive Power Department 

J. W. Geidenberger Pipefitter Newark, Ohio. 

W. E. HoDEL Material Man Grafton, W. Va. 

P. J. Harrigan Mechanical Examiner Connellsville, Pa. 

H. W. Oldenburg Car Inspector Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Maintenance of Way Department 

W. A. Evans Section Foreman Louis, 111. 

M. D. Carothers Assistant Engineer Chicago, 111. 

F. A. Taylor Master Carpenter Cumberland, Md. 

Henry F. Eggert Track Foreman Pleasant Plain, Ohio. 

Statement of Pension Feature 

Employes who were honorably retired during April, 1923, and to whom pensions have been granted: 

Last Occupation 



Years of 

Belt, Wilber P 

Dolan, Henry M . . . . 
Bowler, Frederick J . 
Francis, Charles T. . . 
Gollery, Edward F. . , 
Harrison, Walter G . . 

Heimal, John 

Kuhn, Louis 

Lane, Charles S 

Lapp, Charles B 

Laughman, Casper B 
Stump, William A . . . 
Zuelch, Friedrich L. . 
Lynn, Frank 

Machine Operator. . 


Crossing Watchman 



Scale Inspector 




Material Man 

Turntable Operator. 
Assistant Signalman 


Car Repairman 

Alotive Power 

Conducting Transportation 

Maintenance of Way 

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The payments to pensioned employes constitute a special roll contributed by the Company. 

During the calendar year 1922, $400,008.10 was paid out through the Pension Feature to those 
who have been honorably retired. 

The total payments since the inauguration of the Pension Feature, October ist, 1884 to February 
28th, 1923, amount to $5,098,886.45. 

The following pensioned employes, after sending the Company faithfully for a number of years, 
have died: 


Last Occupation 


Moore, Phillip 

Abrams; Cornelius . . . 
Blackiston. John. . . . 

Fields, W ill am 

Gaw, Jol n, Jr 

Hamilton, James E. . 
Kemp, Lorain M . . . . 

Lester, Thomas 

Loughery, David .... 
McGrath, Michael. . . 
Alorrison, Joseph R. . 

Ottman, John 

Quinn, Martin 

Richter, Henry H . . . 
Sullivan, Jeremiah. . . 

Thompson, L. F 

Webb, John H 

Crossing Watchman. 





Crossing Watchman. 
Carpenter Foreman. 



Crossing Watchman. 


Shop Hand 

Machinist Helper. . . . 
Passenger Brakeman 


Manifest Clerk 

Gang Foreman 

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Maintenance of Way 

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Telegraph ^. . . 

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Maintenance of Way 

Conducting Transportation 
Motive Power 


Date of Death 




Baltimore. . . . 



1923. . . 





1923. . . 


Cumberland . . 



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1923. . . 


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Pensioners' Roll of Honor 

I ^imnnnnianmiiiniiniiii lonniiiiiiiionrtiiiiiitroiJniiiirniaiiiMnmiioiiitriiiiii 


Oh, blest retirement! friend of life's decline — 
Retreat from care that ever must be thine: 
How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these, 
A youth of labor with an age of ease. 

Oliver Goldsmith — "The Deserted Village" 

Henry M. Dolan 

Henry M. Dolan was born near Win- 
chester, Va., on a ferm, April 3, 1857. In 
1877 he went to the Blue Ridge Mountains 
to take charge of a team in lumber camp. 
In January, 1893 he entered the service 
of the Baltimore and Ohio, being promoted 
to conductor in July, 1905. He held this 
position until December i, 1920 when on 
account of illness he was placed on relief. 
He was pensioned on April i, 1923. 

Oscar W. Waltz 

Oscar W. Waltz was born on April 22, 
1853 in Frederick County, Maryland. He 
entered the service of the Baltimore and 
Ohio in 1870 as laborer and in 1901 was 
appointed pumper at Frederick Junction, 
•which position he held at the time of his 
retirement. Mr. Waltz had twelve chil- 
dren, eleven of whom are still living. Of 
the six boys, five are employed on the 
Baltimore and Ohio, two engineers, one 
fireman, one conductor and one brakeman. 

One of his pleasant recollections is that 
while struggling with a draw head one day, 
Charles W. Galloway, then holding an 
official position, saw him and came to his 

Julius Reeding 

Julius Roeding was born in 1851. He 
entered the Baltimore and Ohio service 
as car repairer at Mount Clare on November 
14, 1890, in which position he remain^ 
until his recent retirement. 

Thomas H. McAllister 

Thomas H. McAllister, who retired on 
pension, May 8, 1923, was bom at Lykens, 
Pa., in 1857. He commenced work on the 
Summit Branch Railroad, now a part of 
the Pennsylvania, on January i, 1870, at 
the rate of twelve cents per hour. He was 
employed for six years as blacksmith, 
machinist's helper and brakeman and was 
then transferred to the Pennsylvania Shops 
at Kenova where he worked as car inspector 

and gang foreman for three years. He was 
then transferred to Williamsport, Pa. as 
car inspector and later to the planing mill 
at Harrisburg, Pa. 

Mr. McAllister commenced work on the 
Baltimore and Ohio on May 4, 1888 as 
car inspector and joint inspector. He 
remained at Philadelphia until his recent 
retirement, holding positions as car and 
tender paint foreman, special employment 
agent, car foreman, labor foreman, air 
brake inspector and car repairman. 

Mr. McAllister is known all over as the 
"Irish Dutchman." He speaks several 
languages and on several occasions has 
been used as interjjreter. He was the first 
to introduce German labor in Philadelphia, 
securing eighty men and distributing them 
throughout the system. He will make his 
home in Baltimore. 

B. F. Stouffer 

B. F. Stouffer was born in 1856. He 
entered the service in 1872 as a laborer 
and was employed under James Collins 
in the construction of the Metropolitan 
Branch. In 1873 he was employed as 
trackman under his father. Supervisor 
P. B. Stouffer, on the same branch. In 
1874 he was appointed pumper at Wash- 
ington Junction where he remained until 
his recent retirement. 

Charles F. Wilhelm 

Charles F. Wilhelm was bom in Chilli- 
cdkhe, Ohio, on March 26, 1858. He 
attended school until he was 16 years of 
{Continued on page 88) 


Upper row; left to right; Henry M. Dolan, Oscar W. Waltz, Julius Roeding, T. H. McAllister, B. F. StouSer. 
Lower row; Charles F. Wilhelm, Charles S. Colgate, John Heimal, James B. Liggett 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 1923 

A Scoop a Mile Saved Would Have 
Saved 17 Trainloads of Coal in April! 

During April the locomotives on the Baltimore and Ohio System made 5,804,498 


If, as is believed to be reasonable, we had been able to save a scoop of coal 
lor every one of these miles, we would have saved, at 15 pounds a scoop, 87,067,470 
pounds of coal, or 

43>533 toils of coal, or (with 51 cars in a train) 17 trains of coal. 

And if this coal had been loaded into cars of fifty ton capacity, it would have 
made a string of cars eight and a quarter miles long; long enough to reach continuously 
from Camden Station in Baltimore to within one-half mile of our station at Relay. 

Throwing on the fire that extra "scoop a mile" not only means a needless 
waste of coal for the Railroad, but it also means that the fireman has to work 

Save a scoop a mile and save unnecessary work! 

A scoop a mile saved during April would have meant the saving of 17 trainloads, 
43>533 tons of coal. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 1923 


Following the Good Will Girls Through France 

By Margaret Talbott Stevens 

Part III— When the French Flag Was Torn 

1 DON'T know just where I left off on 
the last chapter, but it was, I am sure, 
somewhere on the Atlantic. Our first 
sight of land came as a glad surprise when 
we saw the shores of England at five o'clock 
on the evening of April 26. Then the sea 
gulls began to follow the boat in great 
flocks. We were told that at eleven o'clock 
we would anchor off the shores of Plymouth, 
England for a half hour or more. 

This afternoon there was much to do. 
We had to make ready for the entertain- 
ment and concert tonight. There was a 
lottery held for the benefit of sailors' 
orphans. Passengers contributed the 
"gifts" and then bought tickets at two 
and a half francs each. When the time 
came, Magdalen held up each gift. Dr. 
Willard called out the numbers as she 
drew them, and Jean Le Dantec repeated 
each number in French. The lucky per- 
sons then stepped forward and received 

whatever gift Magdalene held. It was so 
exciting to me, particularly because I 
held two of the lucky ones. I drew a 
powder box and a bottle of perfume; the 
latter I gave to Mile. Clement who admired 
it so much. Mile. Clement is the French 
woman who came over on the boat with us 
and who has given us a delightful lecture 
each day about the people and customs of 
France. She is a teacher in a girls' school 
in France. She has invited us to her home 
in Versailles and you may be sure we 

I Became "Sambo" 

Yesterday afternoon we were rehearsing 
for the concert which was given tonight. 
Mile, wanted someone to do a dance of the 
American negro. Jus; to be sociable I did 
a jig or two to please her, and then to my 
surprise, she announced that I was to do 
that dance at the concert tonight. So 

today Jean le Dantec and his friend 
Quefelean got me some burnt cork, a jumper 
sent from the engineer's room, and — for a 
red handkerchief — a piece of red which 
they declared was a section of a French 
flag. At least it was of the same material 
for it nearly scratched the skin off my neck. 

Nine o'clock came and "Sambo" was 
in his glory. However, with the mask of 
burnt cork and overalls, nobody knew me 
save the few who knew I had dressed so I 
thought if I made a mistake it would not 
make so much difference. Thank goodness, 
it went along much better than I had 

At eleven o'clock we made our stop off 
the coast of Plymouth, England. The sea 
was calm and the moonlight wonderful. 
It was twelve midnight (Imagine it) when 
we began to pack our baggage. Somewhere 
between one and two a. m. we turned in. 
At 6.30 we were up and breakfasting. 
Everything was a-hustle. The "pour- 
boire" (tips) took up much time; there 
were lots of last minute things to be done 

Santoro, cartoonist of our Staten Island Lines, pictures the departure of the Baltimore andOhio Good WiU Delegates 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, ig2j 

and the camera men and reporters came 
aboard and gave us lots to do. And the 
boat which brought them also brought a 
delegation from Paris and Havre to greet 
us. The excitement became more intense. 
We were entering Havre. The gang plank 
was being put out. We could see the 
crowd gathered at the station with armfulls 
of roses and smiling faces. I never saw 
such smiling faces as these French have. 
Always ready to joke or sing or dance. 
Soon we gathered in the salon at the center 
of the upper deck where we were met by 
Madame Lausanne, Captain Berdanan, 
and a number of other people who came to 
meet us and to travel with us. 
In Which the Mayor Forgets His Speech 
Then came the thrill of that slow 
crossing of the gang plank. How slowly 
they moved before us! Ah, at last we were 


I. This woman guides the tourist through the cave dwellings of the city of Les Baux. 2. A French washerwoman gives the photographer "a piece of her 
mind" in respect to photographing people who object to being photographed; Miss Spengler and Miss Lauer are amused at her threats. 3. Miss Stevens 
exchanged costumes with a little French "Mary Pickford" for a picture at Trimont. 4- Miss Lauer and Miss Spengler standing by the wall of the Medi- 
terranean at Menton. 5. Miss Stevens brings her laundry to the river in the accusto.Tied manner. 6. Miss Lauer— the "baby of the delegation" and one 
of her little French friends at Nimes 

I Good Will Jazz | 

I (Tune: Yankee Doodle) j 

j Here's to our captain and the | 

I crew I 

I And to our brave Commander j 

I And now three cheers for Good | 

1 Ship France, | 

I We trust that they will land her. I 

j O, soon we'll learn to "parley- j 

I voo" I 

j And come back quite elated, j 

I To say "Monsieur, merci bou- | 

j coup!" I 

I For French wives some are j 

I slated. I 

-across! And Commander Roch stood 
there to say good-bye to us. Up at the 
fore part of the ship (what do you call it?) 
stood Lieut. Angot with sad eyes. Now 
came Captain Le Friand across the gang- 
plank to say good-bye to the three of us. 
Wasn't that fine? And he was so anxious 
to get back home to his little family. He 
showed us the pictures of his wife and 
children. His wife is beautiful and his 
children, like all the French children I 
have seen, are just adorable. 

Ah, we were to come inside the waiting 
room and have tea. Tea, did I say? Well 
you may call it that, but I know if I should 
mention the other things set before us, 
there'd be more than one envious person 
in the United States. Oh well, this is 
France, and a reception is a reception, and 
as Angot says, "that's that." 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, ig2j 


Listen! The Mayor and the Prefect are 
here and the interpreter tells us they wish 
to speak to us. They spoke in French 
The Prefect is all dolled up in the blue of 
the French poilu, with rows and rows of 
silver braid on his cap and cuffs. The 
Mayor is in black but is very distinguished. 
The former made his little speech which 
was heartily applauded. Then came 
M. le Mayor. Bravely he began with a 
delightful voice to welcome the Good Will 
delegates to France. Then, after a few 
sentences, the blushes spread over his face; 
he hesitated, then stuttered, as you or I 
would do, and reached in his pocket for 
his papers. He read the rest. Ah, we 
smiled but we did so in sympathy. We 
have worn his shoes. 

Miss Jay, c*t^ of our leaders on the 
ocean trip, was presented with a lovely 
bouquet of roses and she replied delight- 
fully in French which the newspapers said 
was "charming, pure French." Mrs. 
Chambers of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Buswell 
of Boston, our p old Star Mothers, also 
were presented with bouquets which, after 
our arrival in Paris, were placed on the 
grave of the Unknown Soldier of France 
under the Arc de Triumphe. 


I can tell you how we left the station of 
Havre and climbed aboard the funny 
trains into the first class compartments; 
I can tell you of how we made mistakes 
at the table, but I cannot tell you about 
Normandy. The magnificent, yet simple 
country we passed through on our way to 
Paris on April 27^ I have no words to 
describe it adequately; it is the most 
delightful place I have ever seen and if 
anybody would ask me at this moment the 
greatest wish of my heart, I should say to 
live in Normandy in the Springtime. 
Thousands upon thousands of glorious 
apple trees — all in blossom; thatched 
roofed and tile roofed houses, goats and 
cows, peasants and ox-carts; and more 
baskets than you could ever imagine. 
Everybody seems to carry some kind of a 
quaint basket. Goats nibbling at Httle 
patches of grass along the way; old men 
and women in the gardens; little children 
in black aprons — helping to gather cress 
and wild mustard. Further on there were 
the great patches of cultivated mustard 
of which there are two kinds — the light, 
which is extremely hot, and the dark, 
which we import a great deal. 

All of Normandy is a delightful picture 
with ever>'thing in its own setting. No 
spot in the landscape is inartistic; nothing 
is out of harmony. If a pear tree grows 
close to the house and shades it more than 
it should, its branches are cut and the pear 
tree trained to grow against the liouse so 
it resembles an enormous climbing rose. 

The Seine 

Every spot is cultivated. There are 
no bare places. The trees and grass are 

all of the eight green hues of springtime. 
Further on we come to the Seine, where 
many house boats are to be seen, each 
with its flowers in all the windows. It 
seems that nothing is French without 
flowers. Here are the goats being milked 
at the kitchen doors; simple, i)rimitive 
after a manner, but certainly charming 
are these French peasants. Oh, for a 
little home in Normandy, with a little 
garden, some flowers, and a nanny-goat! 

What are these huge nests we see in 
every tree? Crow's nests? No, they can 
not be for the sun seems to shine straight 
through them. Ah, well, it is — what do 
you suppose? Mistletoe! Yes, it grows 
on almost any kind of a tree here. 

Today is wash-day! In the National 
Geographic I have often seen the pictures 
of women washing their clothes in the 
stream, but when you see such pictures 
you are apt to imagine these are in some 
inaccessible place. But here they arc. 
There are no washboards save the stone,s. 
And the poor women rub and rub, many 
without soap. Someone told me that the 
French save up their clothes for weeks, 
waiting for a good day on which to wash 
them. I do not know if this is true, but at 
least they seemed to be making a merry 
game of washing. Seldom did a woman 
have her eyes on her work; she must talk 
to her neighbor who is using the next flat 
rock. They sit or kneel on the ground. 

I almost lorgot to mention the lilac trees. 
There are hundreds of them on the way to 
Paris; indeed everything in the way of 
flowers seems to grow more profusely in 
France than in our own country. Is it 
that the climate is more conducive or is it 
because the French women work so hard 
to keep such lovely gardens. I say " women," 
for I believe it is the women who make 
France. Everywhere you see them toiUng. 
The men work, yes, but the women toil. 
A French woman seems never to be idle. 
If she sits down for a rest, there are laces 
to be made and embroideries to be done. 
One old woman stood by the roadside with 
a hoe in her hand, somewhat in the attitude 
of the woman of that magnificent painting, 
"The Angelus." As our train went by 
she clasped her hands in the same manner 
that I think she must have done when our 
own boys came to aid France in the war. 
She had read the signs, "Good Will Dele- 
gates" on the sides of the railway cars and 
she understood. Her wrinkled face lighted 
up with joy. "Ah, Ics Americaines!" 
and we shouted back "Viva la France!" 

A Glimpse of Paris 

About 2.30 p. m. on April 27 we arrived 
in Paris. Here at the station all was 
hurry and bustle, the same as in New York. 
Outside there were more pictures to be 
taken; in fact, pictures of the Delegation 
were made everywhere, for we have a 
photographer with us at all times. 

The funny little toot-toots of the horns 
on the autos — aj;d even on the horse carts 

there are horns — you can hear them far 
into the night, not the whistle of the 
American locomotive, but the too-ee-le-oot 
of a child's tin horn at Christmas time. 
The omnibus driver asked for my flag and 
placed it at the front of the bus. Whether 
this entitled him to a traffic pass or not, 
we certainly were carried with speed to 
the Hotel Moderne. 

The first thing that seemed so peculiar 
to us was to see the people sitting out in 
chairs on the pavements before the hotels 
and restaurants. On the little tables were 
wines, beers, tea and coffee, making a 
perfect rendezvous for the citizens. It is 
said that if one sits before the cafe at Rue 
de la Paix he is sure to see someone he 
knows— if he sits long enough. Our only 
trouble lies in the fact that we never have 
any time to sit anywhere. Every minute 
there is something different and we can't 
afford to miss anything. 

The Hotel Moderne stands at 9 Rue de^ 
la Madelainc, where one may see the im- 
posing statue of the Republic. But have- 
a care when you stop to look up at it, for 
with no traffic laws in force, you are risking; 
your life unless safely planted on the side- 
walk. At the Hotel we were met by Mrs. 
Dike, in charge of the American Committee 
for Devastated France on this side of the 
ocean. We also had our pictures taken 
with the daughter of M. Clcmenceau, war 
premier and called "the Tiger of France." 
We were glad to have a bit of rest after 
%teing assigned to our rooms. Oh, these 
French beds! They are wonderful. Soft 
and high, like rolling into a pile of whipped 
cream, with a downy covering over us! 

Magdalen and Nina had a fine room 
together and Miss Webster of the P. R. R. 
and I had communicating rooms. The 
telephones were very curious, the trans- 
mitter and receiver being in one piece. 
Of course I was delighted to find that the 
operator spoke English; however after 
ten minutes of giving me wrong numbers 
I gave up in despair. Magdalen went 
further than that and started to take the 
sections apart to find out where the sound 
ought to enter as it was impossible to get 
an answer. After an experience with a 
French telephone I shall not get out of 
patience with any osour Americans. 

Centimes and Sous 

T^iat afternoon we had a couple of hours, 
so with Mrs. Conway we three started out 
to get some postcards, kodak films, and ink. 
Poor me, the only one in the crowd who 
knew a word of French, and nothing 
whatever about French money! We got 
some money changed at the hotel. They 
gave us 13 francs 75 centimes for every 
dollar, which is about one franc 25 below 
the market rate, but we had to ha\e it 
and the banks were closed. After counting 
it over — what for I don't know, as we had 
centimes, sous, and francs and had not 
learned their e.xact value, therefore didn't 
know whether we were cheated or not. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, ig2j 

Then we sallied forth. We walked for 
about lo or 12 blocks, then started back 
down the other side of the street. Into a 
Kodak shop we went. There, without any- 
trouble whatever, we made our purchases, 
although nobody spoke English in the shop. 
What I couldn't say we just pointed at, 
and the old man was very patient when we 
were counting our moneys. 

The next stop was a stationery store 
where the woman did her best to cheat us, 

but luck was with us and we came up 
smiling. She evidently was not a French 
woman herself for she was not at all polite 
as all the others we have met have been, 
and her French was not distinct. 

The next stop was for post cards at a 
little shop where the man and his wife 
and baby sat oqt front, while in the door- 
way stood the son practicing on the violin. 
We each bought ten cards for a franc. 
I asked the man if he spoke English. He 

said, "Non, Mademoiselle, mais beef stek 
et plum pudding." 

After walking past the hotel several 
times we finally found it and went in to a 
simple supper of soup, fish, meat, cake, 
and coffee. Always there is fish for dinner. 
We decided we would go to bed early. 
We were on our way to the desk for postage 
stamps where we met Mrs. Blair. "Come, 
girls, let's go for a ride around Paris." 
Alas for our hopes of going to bed early! 

I Ancient and Modern History— Miss Lauer stops for repairs in the old Roman Arena at Nimes 2. "Aunt Mary" in the same setting, taking notes for 
the Maeazine i Miss Spengler, viewing the landscape from the Tower of Justice in the citadel of Carcassonne. 4- On the way to gay "Paree. 
S The delegates being addressed by the Sous-prefet of the city of Nimes. Notn the whiskers. 6. The American Nurses Memorial near Bordeaux, 
ewhere th girls were entertained at tea. 7. A French Poilu teaches Miss Lauer the art of opening a bottle of— grape juice 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iq2J 


A taxi took us around for more than 
an hour, visiting the Arc de Triumphe 
where France's Unknown Soldier is 
buried. We cro;sed the Seine where the 

lights made everything beautiful, and 
came back from a delightful ride which 
cost us, including everything 32 cents 
each ! 

Part IV Avignon 

ON the morning of April 28 we arose 
at five o'clock to get the train for 
Avignon. We saw many strange 
sights on the streets; particularly strange, 
it seemed, to have comfort stations in the 
streets and on prominent squares, although 
we must admit it is a sensible idea. We 
saw old men in frocks that resembled 
smocks, carrying canes and baskets. 

Railroad Customs 

At the railroad station we were photo- 
graphed again. This time they put me up 
on a truck with a French truck driver. 
How funny it seemed ! And most interest- 
ing was the fact that invariably we found 
that horses are used to do the switching of 
cars. Big, heavy Flanders horses they are, 
with large feet and fetlocks. The engineer's 
name is lettered on the outside of the car 
window, along with the number of the 

The compartments of the first-class 
coaches are amusing although they are 
extremely comfortable, even more so than 
the chairs in our Pullmans. For the most 
part we travelled on the Paris, Lyons and 
Mediterranean Railway. Each compart- 
ment has two long seats with luxurious 
cushions, on each of which one may lie 
very comfortably, or three persons may sit, 
six in all, in ea^h. compartment. We 
traveled most comfortably since it was 
necessary for us to have but four in each. 
Sometimes all four of us would lie down for 
a nap at once. Magdalen always slept, 
Nina often. Miss Webster often, and I 
occasionally. The scenery was too lovely 
to miss and I want to see all there is to be 

The Temple Tours are certainly delightful 
although these "late to bed and early to 
rise" days would not appeal to me for any 
length of time. W^hen a day is done we are 
expected to keep a diary for ourselves, an 
account for the Delegation's record, besides 
various other assignments. It is next to 
impossible to find time to write letters, 
even post cards. And when we go to our 
rooms we are ready to drop our clothes in 
a heap and tumble into bed. 

From Paris to Avignon is a whole day's 
ride. We found that the ride was so rough 
we could scarcely write at all. I went in to 
talk to Dr. Willard and some Indianapolis 
girls. The doctor gave us a splendid talk 
which we enjoyed very much. Then we 
had lunch in the funny diners, where they 
serve ice cream and cheese so nearly alike 
that you almost have to smell them to tell 
them apart. The waiter comes along with 
a big mound of ice cream which he shces 
with a knife, and of which you may generally 
have two helpings. Tea, coffee, wines. 

etc., are charged extra. Tea is served in 
the diners in mid-afternoon. The cheeses 
are certainly dehcious; we have a choice 
of two or three for each meal, except for 
breakfast, of course, which only consists 
of rolls and coffee. Yes, it's hard to eat 
rolls and coffee, and think of ham and eggs 
at home, but the dinners pay up for the 
loss of breakfast. 

The Alps 

It was late in the afternoon when we 
caught our first glimpse of the foothills of 
the Alps. With their snow-covered tops, 
they presented a lovely picture. At one 
place where the train stopped we saw 
close by the track a row of little peasant 
children with bouquets of wild flowers; 
just behind them in the lane, a girl of about 
15 years, barefoot and brown, driving a 
cow. On the hill above her a peasar t 
cottage before which a woman milked a 
goat. On the hillside beyond the orchard 
of olive trees were the vineyards, and in 
the distance the snow-covered mountains. 

It was about 8.00 p. m. when we arrived 
in Avignon. We went at once to the hotels. 
One could not accommodate all of us so 
we split up and our group went to the 
Grand Hotel d'Avignon. After dinner we 
went out into the town. A fair was in 
progress and the "natives" were in gold 
attire. In the shops there were many fine 
embroideries, dresses for first communion 
which they wear every day for a week or 
two afterwards. There were many articles 
of stamped leather from Italy. On the top 
of a high hill was the Palace of the Popes, 
all of stone, with a magnificent crucifix 
set before it. Around the town is a big 
wall, and when we left on Sunday morning 
we passed through the city gates. 

The women of the town dress much like 
Americans but more carelessly. They do 
not appear to take much care of their hair 
nor of their feet. The men wear trousers 
that come up high, almost to the chest, and 
many of them wear the broad red and 
yellow belts which we sometimes see in 
the Italian and Spanish costumes, in our 

theatres. In every street are the little 
donkey carts, loaded with everything. 
After a most beautiful drive out of Avignon, 
around old stone castles, fields of poppies 
and daisies, we came to a bridge known as 
the Pont du Gard, built in 19 B. C. by 
Agrippa as an aqueduct to carry water 
from the mountains to the baths at Ninics. 

Passing through Tarasconne we notii id 
the peculiar head dress of the women — ;i 
black band of ribbon out of which stuck 
a point of lace. Many school children 
came out calling " Vive I'Ameriquel" and. 
we, of course, replied " Vive la France!" 

Tarasconne to Nice 

Leaving Tarasconne we pass up the 
rocky hillsides on a winding road, through 
fields of heather and rosemary, to one of 
the most exquisite spots we have yet seen — 
a real town of cliff-dwellers' houses, and 
churches cut right out of the natural rocks. 
The life of these people at Les Baux is 
rather primitive. The streets are very 
narrow. We got to the little Catholic 
Church in time for the end of the service.. 
Inside it was the same — all of hewn stone, 
with a couple of windows. The chancel 
was very pretty and the peasants in their 
quaint costumes kneeling there and chant- 
ing, made an exquisite picture. After 
service we came back through another little 
crooked street, with high walls on either 
side. We found a dainty little garden 
with some chairs and a table. At the 
"^rttle flower bower at the entrance there 
was a little sign that read "Tea." 

We entered. Madame came out smiling. 
What would the httle Mademoiselles like.' 
Wine? Beer? No? Then there was lovely 
whiskey, oh, very excellent. No? Then— 
oh, yes, certainly, tea, ver' good tea. 
Yes, mademoiselles should have all the tea 
they wanted. So we had tea, and the 
outrageous price was 60 centimes or about 
four and one fifth cents each. 

This picturesque section was the scene 
of the struggle between the Romans and 
the Gauls when France was called Gaul. 

Leaving Les Baux we came down to a 
lower level of grass and olive trees, shep- 
herds with their flocks, and always there 
is the brown dog with the shepherd. At 
a little town calW Aries we had lunch. 
After walking through the narrow streets, 
where they have the wooden shoes and red 
ashes for sale, we took the train for Nice 

Part V Nice, on the First Day 


A fairy book from which I learn new tales each day; 
The people of her charming land are fairies gay. 

And though our words they may not speak — we clasp their hands— 
The language of a grateful heart each understands. 

ARRIVING at Nice, tired and hungry, 
dirty and sleepy, we were delighted 
to be met by a delegation of girls, 
dressed in the old Niceoise costumes which 
are revived for festal occasions. They 
presented us with handsome bouquets of 

roses and little painted gourds tied with 
red, while, and blue ribbons. Then there 
were addresses of welcome by the Mayor 
and the Prefect, and we were taken to the- 
lovely Hotel des Palmiers. By the time- 
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At BleiraacD Jrt the school 
len o-ir girls dressed 
how the American 

ConTmittee takes care of the French babies. 5- Pausing in reverence at Belleau Wood Cemetery before the graves of some of our own ^oys who w ere lost 
iii the battles around Chateau Thierry. 6. Railroad girls rid ng in a French "side-door Pullman" which still carries the sign: 40 HOMMES, 8 CHE- 
VAUX'- StaXg in the doorway is Miss Lauer; the others, left to right are: Miss Stevens, Miss Laferriere (of the Southern Pacific Railway), and Miss 
Spentler. T Delegates viewing ke ruins of the Soissons. 8. Enjoying a Sunday afternoon promenade through the historic old streets of 

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bags it was midnight so we could do nothing 
more than crawl into our high, feather beds. 
These French beds are most dehghtful and 
most restful. My own little bed at home 
is mighty comfortable, but if I had one like 
this in which I am now lying as I write this, 
I know I should have my breakfast in bed 
as the French people do. 

Every day has been bright and beautiful 
with the sWes bluer than I ever saw them, 
not even a white cloud, only the snow caps 
of the high peaks that seemed to extend 
upward into the heavens. It was on such 
a glorious morning, this first day in Nice, 
that we piled into the buses and started 
forth, our road leading along the shores 
of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. We 
had to pinch ourselves to make sure we 
were there in the flesh as well as in the 
spirit, for truly it was a dream. Up the 
hills we went, stopping every few minutes 
to look back and make snap-shots of Nice. 
We could see also the dome of the Nice 
Observatory looking like a great silver 
globe reflecting the light of the morning 
sun. For many kilometers we drive with 
the Alpines at our left, the Mediterranean 
on our right, passed ruined castles and on 
to the little town of La Turbie. Here we 
got our first glimpse of Italy. Oh, what 
a longing came over me to go on and on; 
into Italy, Switzerland, across the Mediter- 
ranean into Egypt! So near all of th'em — 
and yet so far! But we should be so grate- 
ful to have seen so much! It seems like a 
wondrous dream — this trip to France. 

Leaving La Turbie we were held up for 
a few minutes by C.aptain Berdanau who 
had — what do you think? Mail from 
home! Oh, what joy, what shouting as 
each heard her name called. I expected 
nothing, so you may be sure that when I 
received an official looking envelope I 
nearly jumped out of my skin! A cable- 
gram from President Willard wishing us a 
fine time and sending all good wishes to 
France! How delightful — just adding an- 
other bit to our already filled cup of joy. 

Down, down, down we went to Menton, 
quite delightful and save for the appear- 
ances of the people, quite like a town in 
Florida. On the road which was built by 
the Romans and is still in a wonderful 
state of preser\-ation, we passed a number 
of the Alpine Soldiers, the famous "Blue 
Devils" of the War, wearing their queer 
little tam-o'-shanters with red knobs on 
the top. Old castles loomed up in almost 
every direction. Huge cactus plants and 
millions of rose bushes were everywhere. 
All the roses in Southern France must 
have come down to the Mediterranean to 
celebrate on that day. .\owhere have I 
ever seen such beauty in flowers. The 
cars stopped at the entrance of t lovely 
garden. Out came dozens of comely 
women with gifts of roses, carnations, 
branches from the lemon tree filled with 
ripe lemons, and little booklets of stamps 
showing pictures of Menton. We descended 
and went over to the city wall, the break- 

water of the sea. There were bathers on 
the beach; there were tons of flowers 
e\-ery where; there were lovely gowns and 
charming girls who greeted us, and hundreds 
of adorable French children. After an 
hour's rest, we entered the buses, once more 
waved farewell to the Menton folk and set 
out for a picnic in a grove of eucalyptus 
and olive trees. Lunch had been provided 
and we spent a most delightful hour or 
two in eating. 

Monte Carlo 

The next interesting spot was the 
Principality of Monaco where we were to 
be met by the Prince of Monaco. Miles 
after miles of roses, and we were at the 
lane leading to the palace at 2.00 p. m. 
To our disappointment however, the Prince 
was unable to keep his appointment and 
sent one of his ambassadors instead. He 
was very nice, wanting to show us every- 
thing in Monaco but time allowed us only 
to see the museum and the aquarium, >a 
collection of things from the deep sea, 
gathered by the present prince's father. 
Monte Carlo came next. Here was the 
Casino itself, and yet, I was not particularly 
impressed. Perhaps it was because I was 
tired and a bit depressed because of the 
heat cff the early afternoon; perhaps it 
was because everj-thing seemed so quiet 
within and altogether different from the 
magnificence I had expected; perhaps it 
was because I put no money into the games; 
but I can say this; after I had looked upon 
the faces of those who sat around the 
tables, winning and losing, I thought 
"Oh, if all this money were only sent up 
to the devastated sections of this beautiful 
country, how much nobler it would be 
than to gamble it away in this manner!" 
And to save my conscience, I couldn't 
bring myself to chance a single five franc 
note, the price for the lowest check! Perhaps 
you are disappointed. If so, I am sorry, 
but my five franc note will go to someone 
in need, some old grandmother, or some 
little child as a little help in some good 
cause, when we get to the dev; s:;ated regions. 

Do you, think we had enough excitement 
for one day? We had — but there was more 
to come. We returned to town by the 
Lower Comiche Road, a shorter way but 
quite charming for it, too, lies along the sea. 

By the way, there was a sign at every 
other corner that might sound strange to 
those in U. S. .\. It was an advertisement, 
the picture of a jolly fellow in red and 
yellow and the signboard bore this inscrip- 
Now, are you thirsty? If you are, I'll 
let you see the cork of a champagne bottle 
that I picked up in the garden of Diana at 
N'imes. But that is another story. 

The Opera 

On this evening we returned to the 
hotel, dressed in our formal evening dresses, 
and after dinner went to the opera house to 
hear "Tales of Hoffman" all in French. 

It is quite a strain to understand French 
when one is not quite accustomed to hearing 
it, and particularly in music. So, whether 
it was the long day, the fatigue of driving, 
or the length of the production, eleven 
o'clock found Nina, Magdalene, Miss 
Webster and me nodding — and longing 
for our beds. It was midnight when the 
production was finished, and a walk by the 
seashore in the moonlight on our way to 
the hotel completed our delightful day. 
Do you wonder we had no time to write 
letters or send cards? 

Nice, Another Lovely Day 

Early on Tuesday morning we started 
out again. On one bus I found waiting 
for us the group of girls who had welcomed 
us to Nice, all dressed in their fancy 
costumes, and when I went to get a picture 
of them I found them so delightful I asked 
permission of Captain Berdanau to ride 
in the car with them. This was one of the 
best things I could have done. I learned 
more French that morning than I had gotten 
in a week anywhere else. There came a 
long ride up in the mountains above Nice 
where we came to Trcmont where the 
school children came out to sing for us. 
The French girls insisted on dressing me 
in one of their own costumes for a photo- 
graph and the disguise was so complete 
that our advisor, Mr. Peck, began speaking 
French to me, thinking I was one of the 
Urasant girls. Then one of the schoolboys 
came up with a lovely bouquet of sweet 
peas and gilly flowers for me. I can't 
imagine what son of grand personage they 
supposed me to be. Flowers grew in wildest 
profusion and there in contrast with the 
snow on the tops of the distant mountains, 
made a picture I shall always remember. 

After lunch there were many photographs 
and we set out once more for the Gorges de 
Loup and Grasse. When I visited Yellow- 
stone Park last year I thought suVtly I 
has seen all the glory that is on earth, but 
I had not seen the Gorges de Loup. Glorious 
and magnificent beyond description; 
cataracts and bridges, tunnels cut through 
overhanging rockJ, veritable canyons, won- 
derful depths — oh, I just can't describe it. 
I can only say as I ||,eard a minister saj- of 
something else, that if all of the rainbows 
that have been since the beginning were 
mingled together, the result would make no 
more impression on me than this. A 
thousand feet down the cliff below, it 
seemed, and a thousand more to the peak's 
overhead.- Everj'thing in France has its 
beauty, its own particular beauty, for 
nothing seems just like what has gone 
before; every minute brings something new 
and beautiful. It is hard to tell which is 
best, for anyone of the things I have seen 
would make me weep. I am simply over- 
come, and my only salvation is that there 
are always some who speak of things 
earthly in the presence of this glorious 
handiwork of God Himself — words that 
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are still on earth. Leaving the Gorges de 
Loup we were driven around the zig-zag 
roads, up, up, and up, passing a village of 
old stone houses called the Tirrret de 
Loup, several shepherds with their flocks, 
and we could not but be reminded of the 
words of the 23rd Psalm: 

"Thou anointest my head with oil, 
my cup runneth over." For truly my cup 
of happiness had long been filled before 
we reached the little town of Grasse, the 
home of the perfume factories of the world. 
Here we had a charming reception by the 
Mayor of Grasse, with whom we had tea. 
He told us the city had been named for 
Count de Grasse, who had been a great 
worker for independence. He hurrahed 
for the Good Will Delegation and for the 
U. S. A. We called our " Vive la France" 
and Miss Jones graciously replied to the 
Mayor's speech. After other addresses 
and tea we left for the perfumeries. 

The Perfumeries 

Here we were told that the flowers were 
plucked and placed in glass frames in lard, 
which is the foundation of all perfumery. 
The flowers are changed every second day. 
After two weeks the lard is mixed by 
machinery with alcohol, until the perfumes 
have been absorbed by the alcohol. In 
one pile on the floor there must have been 
25 bushels of rose leaves. The flowers 
used as the bases of perfumes are roses, 
tube-roses, orange blossoms, hyacinth, 
jasmine, violets, mignonettes and jonquils. 
Most interesting was the room where the 
perfumes could be purchased. How eagerly 
the girls crowded into the salesroom. It 
was a pretty sight, this bevy of girls dicker- 
ing for bottles of perfume, scented soaps 
and cream — and delightfully feminine. 
Some of my little French friends were quite 
excited for this also was their first visit to 
Grasse. Oh, well, there are places of 
interest near our own towns which we have 
never seen, so we need not wonder, for I 
think Nice is but 35 miles from Grasse. 
We had a jolly time returning to Nice, being 
showered with roses from the children by 
the wayside. I must not forget to say that 
I was kissed on both cheeks by each of 
the little French girls. 

Moonlight on the Chateau D'lf 

We were not- at all anxious to leave 
Nice; for it was so Uke our own towns in 
Florida. However, if one would travel 
with the Temple Tours, he must be "ready 
to go when the wagon comes." 

We were taken to the station where we 
boarded the train for a long ride along the 
sea to Marseilles, where the band came out 
to meet us — a fife and drum corps — the 
mayor who wore a red, white, and blue 
sash across his chest. He gave us a real 
reception with gifts of armbands bearing 
the crest of the city, flowers, post cards, 
and later in the afternoon another gift of 
which I shall speak later. I fear we shall 
have to have special portmanteaux in 
which to carry home our souvenirs. 

Our first job was to eat, as you may 
know. The next to see the sights of the 
town. The first place of interest in Mar- 
seilles is the Palais Longchamps with its 
bears and lions of stone at its entrance and 
its lovely fountains. I was interested in 
seeing the amount of regalia which the 
horses of Marseilles must wear; great 
collars with high-pointed peaks on top or 
a broad expanse of leather placed horizon- 
tally across; the top of the collar studded 
with brass rivets and other metals to make 
a big showing. The donkeys are used to 
do much of the work in all of the French 
towns which we have visited. Sometimes 
we see Papa, Mama and the three children 
riding behind oi^e of these funny little 

The streets are extremely narrow; in 
one place a merchant had to remove his 
little stock of tinware from the street (on 
which there was no sidewalk) in order that 
our bus might pass by. And how excited 
these people get when there is something 
to be done , immediately ! They get to 
yelling at each other, pushing, and 
spluttering. It is too funny for words. 

Our way ran along the seashore. Every- 
thing was different from what we had seen 
before. At the ship's dock we ran across 
a funeral. The black and white hearse 
drawn by black horses, all covered to their 
eyes and down to their knees with a regular 
black dress, piped in white and cut to fit 
each horse. The white rings around the 
horses' eyes certainly gave them peculiar 
expressions. On the four comers of the 
hearse were immense plumes. This evi- 
dently was an expensive funeral for there 
were hundreds of mourners who walked 

An Interesting Church 

Leaving the harbor we ascended a hill 
known as the Hill of Notre Dame de la 
Garde, on the crest of which stands the 
chapel by that name. The building was 
made by the Greeks who came to Marseilles 
in 904 B. C. After traveling in our buses 
for some distance up the hill, we came to 
an "ascenseur" (elevator) which carried 
us, I think, about 350 feet farther. Then 
there must have been a thousand steps to 
climb before we reached the chapel which 
is known as the guardian of the mariners, 
for it overlooks the harbors. Inside the 
chapel and suspended from the ceiling are 
various gifts donated by marines who felt 
their lives had been saved by the guardian- 
ship of Notre Dame. There are pictures, 
relics of the war, and even a miniature 
aeroplane which had been presented by an 
aviator who had barely escaped death. 
This and the little ships lacked no detail. 

Leaving the chapel with a feeling of 
reverence, although with empty stomachs 
(if one can be reverent with an empty 
stomach) we learned we were to have a 
reception at the home of Madame Opper- 
man. Since a reception often means "eats" 
this was welcome news; our throats were 

dry with much riding in the dust, so you 
may be sure when our way led, first through 
a lovely park filled with flowers and then 
through a long avenue of trees, a winding 
forest-Uke road, we were delighted. 

At Madame Opperman's chateau we had 
a fine reception. There was the Assistant 
to the American Consul, a Marquis or two, 
and many fine French women who wel- 
comed us cordially. Madame Opperman 
is President of the Bienvenu Society of 
France and she had left no stone unturned 
to show us the meaning of the hospitality 
of her country. Then, too, there were the 
eats, no wines, but honest-to-goodness 
American ice water, orangeade, iced coffee, 
and delicious French pastries. Don't tell 
anybody, but I ate some of each and then 
went on a second round. Nobody but 
those who were with me knows how good 
it all tasted. 

After refreshments the representative of 
the Government of Marseilles handed each 
of us a little white box, inside of which was 
a little silver pin, a locust, the emblem of 
the town. We have been wearing them 
ever since. Dinner at the hotel seemed to 
hang heavily on our hands after the food 
at Mme. Opperman's, but we managed it. 
While going through with our soup, Mr. 
Hinds, a newspaper publicity man from 
Paris and an American, invited us to go 
with him and the movie man to see the 
narrow streets of Marseilles, the streets 
that were too narrow for a cart to drive 
through. Our chaperon said it was a nice 
opportunity so we set out. Magdalene 
and I with the publicity man in the lead, 
a half dozen other girls, and Mrs. Blair 
with the movie man — who spoke only 
French, bringing up the rear. It was 
quite funny and we enjoyed it a lot. 

The women and children sat in the door- 
ways and in the streets; the men were 
drinking in the bars; everywhere there 
were sailors from almost every country in 
the world. Among them a number of 
Chinese and of course, Algerians. Mr. 
Hinds had an interesting conversation with 
an EngUsh sailor who carried a parrot under 
his coat. He wished to sell the parrot 
for money to buy drink and was willing to 
take anything for it. It developed that 
he had stolen the parrot from a Lascar 
sailor who, being drunk, had fallen asleep. 
Some of the streets were so narrow that 
by stretching out both arms I could touch 
the walls of the houses on both sides at once. 

Down near the harbor we saw a sign 
which said "Chateau D'lf." We wondered 
if we could get a motorboat to go to the 
isle, but the offices seemed to be closed. 
The movie man set out to see if he could 
find a boat. In the meantime we heard a 
shout, "Hey, you Americans!" and looking 
up we spied Miss Quarles, Miss Freeney 
and Mr. Hise, the photographer, in an 
auto. "Come," they called, "we have a 
boat for the Chateau D'lf." So we set 
out for Chateau D'lf in a lovely motor 
boat. This Chateau, made famous by 

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Dumas in "The Count of Monte Cristo" 
was used during the French Revohition 
as a prison; also as a German prison during 
the late war. The moonlight on the 
Mediterranean! I leave the rest to your 
imagination. Out of the inner harbor into 
the outer, past the chapel of Notre Dame 
de la Garde; I think the moon tonight 
was far more lovely than I have ever seen 
it. Around the shadows of the Isle it 
was perfect, the loveliest picture I ever 
have seen. Not a word was spoken by one 
of the twenty, nothing whatever to mar the 
beauty of it all. Magnificent! Returning 
to Marseilles we felt this had been the 
most beautiful evening of all. 

Shall we go from the sublime to the 
ridiculous? Then I shall tell you. The 
trip cost each of us one franc — seven cents. 
What a price for ecstasy ! 

In the Old Roman Garden at Nimes 

On the morning of May 3 we left the 
railroad station at Marseilles for Nimes, 
each wearing a lovely red rose, the gift of 
the marquis we had met in the gardens of 
Mme. Opperman. At Nimes we boarded 
trolley cars, were presented with roses 
again, and left for the Jardins de la Fontaine, 
in the center of which is an old Temple of 
Diana. Here a fine band played the Star 

The Citadel and Wash Day 

AT Carcassonne we were met also by 
a delegation which presented us 
with flowers^, and postcards. We 
were very warm and our throats were 
parched; most of us were sleepy. But 
what kind angel watched over me and 
told me to wash my face, powder my nose, 
put on the Marquis' rose and brush my 
jacket before we left the train? I do not 
know, but certain it is that at other times 
I have missed one or two of these details. 
But on this occasion of being met and 
greeted by the Mayor and the Prefect who 
wore the inevitable red, white and blue 
sashes, Mme. De Lauzanne called upon 
me to reply to the Mayor. 

With knees quaking under me and my 
heart sounding to my ears like the boy 
beating the tin pan on board the France 
when dinner was ready, I began. As yet 
I do not know what I said, but I suppose 
it passed muster as the girls said it was 
O. K. It is a great moment when one's 
words are being translated into French for 
the benefit of a Mayor, even if it is the 
Mayor of mediaeval Carcassonne. 

You have never seen the citadel of 
Carcassonne with its Palais de Justice, 
prisons and courts — remnants of the old 
days of the Visigoths in the Fifth (Jentury. 
And you have much to live to see! 

All the floors are of stone, the turrets 
and ramparts are cleverly built for the pur- 
poses of warfare. Down in the pit of the 
tower of the inquisition there are fire places 
where the irons for torture were heated. 

Spangled Banner and we were given 
champagne. What a contrast! The water 
in the gardens is piped from the River 
Rhone, carried through aqueducts of Pont 
du Gard, and brought here originally for 
the old Roman baths. An address from the 
Mayor concluded with a "Hip, Hip, 
Hooray for America!" made us welcome. 
Today for the first time we used our 
umbrellas — to protect us from the sun. 
The famous Arena, built by the Romans 
centuries ago, is still used for bullfights. 
This arena and the coliseum which are in 
Nimes are reproductions of those in Rome. 
It did not seem in keeping with history 
for us to be climbing up the crumbling 
stone steps. And yet, when Magdalene 
sat on a high point to powder her nose, 
the photographer seemed to consider it 
good fun to snap her picture. Here was a 
building that I had never dreamed of seeing 
in all my life. 

Indeed this trip with the Good Will 
Delegation has been the greatest bit ^ 
education that has ever come to me. After 
a visit to the museum in which was an 
interesting collection of reproductions 
of temples and arenas at Rome and 
Athens, we had a treat of real chocolate 
ice cream, followed by a shopping 

There are long, dark, winding stairways 
within the towers and steps without 
balustrades on the outside. There is also 
the Bishop's Tower, where the bishops 
walked during the time of war when they 
were not allowed to go from the fortifi- 
cations. The towers all stand as they 
were originally constructed. 

From every point, one may get from the 
ramparts a glorious view of the surrounding 
country, even of the Pyrenees and a bit 
of Spain. 

The buildings are all joined by stone 
walks from 25 to about 50 or 60 feet above 
the ground, and the citadel takes the form 
of a circle. It took us about two hours to 
make the walk around the circle — waiting 
at certain places, of course, for the guide to 
make his explanations. There is the 
Tower of the Mill, where flour was ground 
only for the Monastery; the Leper Chapel 
where only lepers were allowed to worship, 
and Observation Tower where a magnificent 
panorama of the country may be seen. 
Looking up the road toward Marseilles 
we saw a man and woman with a donkey, 
the woman riding, the man leading at the 
bridle. In this beautiful land of olive trees, 
was it any wonder that the scene reminded 
us of Mar>' and Joseph in their humble 
entry to Jerusalem? 

These are the scenes that make us weep, 
that bring out the best thoughts within us, 
that make us feel like getting down on our 
knees in a prayer of gratefulness for the 
opportunity of being brought face to face 
with things like this! Carcassonne? I love it! 

Down in the court stands an old well, 
also of stone, with a rounded stone 
archway, looking for all the world like the 
handle of a bucket. What tales this old 
well could tell — for it is the oldest well 
in Carcassonne! And Carcassonne is said 
to be one of the oldest and proudest cities 
of France! 

And as we descended the narrow street 
leading down from the Citadel, we were 
met by groups of laughing school children 
who shouted after us in good English, 
"Hurrah for the Americans! Hurrah for 
America!" Imagine that in the fifth 
century ! And yet, I think that Carcassonne 
is more beautiful today. Always is peace 
more lovely than is war, and the children's 
voices echoing in the high towers of which 
they have no fear — save on July 14 — makes 
a music of peace and harmony, a picture 
of love and quietude that Visigoths never 
knew. As for me I would rather be a 
child in Carcassonne any day than to be the 
prince of Monaco. But hurrah! I am 
only a citizen of the United States ! Home- 
sick? No, just proud of my own country 
and its people, the people who do so much 
for those like me who do not deserve it; 
people like those of our own Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad who are broad-minded 
enough to know what an education this 
means to us who must earn our living. 
God bless them! 

I Become a Washwoman 

On our entry into Carcassonne we noticed 
a number of washer women kneeling before 
the canal with the big piles of clothes, 
for they make their living in this manner. 

On the second day, ttierefore, the 
photographer Mr. Hise, scenting some 
good pictures, got a group of us interested 
in laundering. No, we could not exactly 
get ourselves to kneel in the straw-filled 
boxes that the women used to &it in. 
Why? Oh, I don't know. I suppose it is 
because of doughboy yams, you know. 
However, we did rub out some pieces of 
clothing — not ours — on the boards and 
stones provided for the purpose, brought 
our laundry in wheelbarrows and on our 
heads, and got a pretty good idea of the 
expression, "A FreTcjih wash." 

At 10 o'clock we walked down to the 
Hotel de Ville, Mairie, or City Hall, where 
his honor the Mayor greeted us in a speech 
and in wine. Moreover, he presented 
each of us with a little souvenir — a tiny 
bottle of "Something — I — don't — know — 
what" but each of us is determined to 
carry hers back to the States as a joke on 
those who asked us to sneak in some 

While the reception was going on, Nina 
and I, who had been suffering dreadfully 
of trouble with our feet, sneaked away 
and in a Carcassonne shoe store, found 
just the things — sandals of light weight 
calf. We put them on and wore them out 
on the street. Now we felt as though we 
were in Heaven. 

Part VI Carcassonne 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iq2J 

4y G.U.Vryor 

Auditor y Disbursements 

1 \ 


All puzzles published in this department will he defined, as far as possible, 
from the New Standard Dictionary, edition of iq20. It is permissible to use 
both geographical and biographical words in the construction of puzzles, but when 
such words are taken from any authority other than the New Standard Dictionary, 
the name of such authority must be stated at the end of the definition, in paren- 
thesis. Obsolete words will be marked at the end of the definition thus — ■ 
{" obs"). Variant spellings of a word must be marked at the end of the definition 
thus — {"var"). Address all communications concerning this department to 
G. H. Pryor, Room 800, Baltimore and Ohio Building, Baltimore, Maryland, 
and mark the envelope ''Puzzles." 


HE answers to the puzzles published 
in the March issue are: 

1. Francis Scott Key 

2. B 

S O L E N 


B A 

O X T R O T 
L T I M O R 

E R M A N 

N O N I 

T R I N 

E A G 

3. Safety First 

4. Taxes, Texas 

5- T R A 

A V E L L E R 
S E R 

6. T-auto-g 

E. L D E R 

A 1 1 a c H 
L i t c h I 
Inf irM 
R e t i n A 
Def ilE 










L E 


















R E 






E X 





















P E 




E N 















































X A 











W E 












The idea in Mr. Lindsay's "star" prob- 
lem is to place a number at each point of 
the star marked with a dot. These num- 
bers must be such that when any three on 
a straight line are added together they will 
total 14; a second combination of numbers 
will total 16; another set 17, and still 
another set 19. The star is shown correctly 
as follows : 

Total 14 

Answers to other combinations: 

I, ID, 5 — 16 4, 3, 10 — 17 7, 2, 10 — 19 

I, 8, 7 — 16 10, I, 6 — 17 10, I, 8 — 19 

5, 2, 9—16 6, 9, 2—17 8, 5, 6—19 

9, 4, 3—16 2, 7, 8—17 6, 4, 9—19 

3, 6, 7—16 8, 5, 4—17 9, 3, 7—19 


ORRECT solutions were received 
from the following: 

Eko, J. A. Brady, C. Lion, Ben FrankHn, 
S. T. Udent, J. F. Donovan, G. Hartman 
Pryor, Comrade, N. Jineer, Primrose, 
Pearlie Glenn, Atlas, L. M. X. Terry, The 
Major, Martelia, L. E. Phant, Baltimore, 
Md.; P. M. Pennington, Cumberiand, Md.; 
Gee, Asheboro, X. C; Spica, Witney 
Crossings, N. Y.; Tunste, N. N. Katz, 
Joaquin, C. Saw, St. Germaine, New York, 
Ns Y.; Towhead, Lafayette, Ind. ; Ralph, 
E. Stroudsburg, Pa.; Mentor, Chicago, 111.; 
Dan D. Lyon, New Florence, Pa.; Gemini, 

Poly, Brooklyn, X. Y.; K. T. Did, Xypho,- 
E. R. Woodson, Aluminus, Washington, 
D. C; Gi Gantic, Petite, Molemi, St. 
Louis, Mo.; Delmonte, Richmond, Va. ; 
Spud, Yazoo City, Miss.; Fred Domino, 
Corinth, Miss.; Emeline, Fairbury, Xeb.; 
Jack O. Lantern, T. Hinker, Bangor, Pa.; 
Alec Sander, A. T. Ourman, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; Tom Crestmore, Johnstown, Pa., 
Lateo, Hoboken, X. J.; Arty Ess, Scranton; 
Pa.; Kappa Kappa, Fargo, X. Dak.; 
Sherlock Holmes, Worthing, S. Dak.; 
Winkie, Charleston, W. Va.; Kee Pon, 
Maiden, Mass.: Arcanus, Eloise, Iowa City, 
Iowa, Jemand, Wilmington, X. C. 

The two prizes offered by the Xational 
Puzzlers League, each of six months' 
subscription to the Enigma, were won by 
J. A. Brady and C. Lion, both of the 
Auditijr of Disbursements Office, Baltimore, 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ2 3 


New Puzzles 


(New International Dictionary) 

1 — Bast fiber, 

2 — Medieval figured silk fabrics, 

3 — Alarmed, 

4 — A nomad of the deserts between 
Syria and Arabia, 

5 — Undisturbed, 

6 — The sensitive layer of the skin under 
the epidermis, 

7 — Prim. 

Mulkeytown, 111. Todd 


Are not all eyes that wink and play 
With kindly mirth the finest, pray? 
I sure have seen the other kind. 
That knock you dead or strike you blind; 
One glance from out such eyes will slay! 

Then there are eyes, cold, stony gray, 
That chill you thru, then turn away. 

But things that stab and hurt, you'll find. 
Are not all eyes! 

The SECOND eyes, the eyes that flay. 
The FIRST eyes that swiftly stray. 

These someone's loyalty will bind. 

But soft, brown eyes I have in mind. 
With twinkling stars. The things they say 

Are not all lies! 
Fargo, N. D. Kappa Kappa 


1— — An excrescence on a horse's foreleg, 

2 — The practical unit of electric current, 

3 — To convey secretly and rapidly, 

4 — A feminine peisonal name, 

5— A prayer, 

6 — Tans again. 

Philadelphia, Pa. A. T. Ourman 

4. CHARADE (9) 

My appearance is that of a TOTAL 
I'm afraid I shall soon have to wed, 
TWO THREE ONE my clothes, as every 

one knows. 
E'en though I have needle and thread. 
Baltimore, Md. Ben Franklin 


(New International Dictionary) 


1 — The pintail duck, 

2 — Chronicles, 

3 — A strong malt liquor, 

4 — Aisle (obs.), 

5 — A letter. 
Down : 

1— Letter, 

2 — An exclamation expressing various 

3 — A Chinese weight, 

4— Host (Obs.), 

5 — A coral island, 

6 — (French) Grimace, 

7 — Dexterity, 

8— Pie (obs.), 

9 — A letter. 

Brooklyn, N. Y. Gemini 


(New International Dictionary) 

1— A letter, 

2 — Variant of "aam," 

3 — To hail, 

4 — (^Botany) Synonymous of "Statice," 

5 — Official organ of the N. P. L., 

6— Merit (obs.), 

7 — Firm, 

8 — Administrative territorial division in 
Denmark and Norway, 

9 — A letter. 

Worthing, S. D. Sherlock Holmes 


(Quotation from Hamlet, Act IV, Scene VII) 

Cumberland, Md. P. M. P. 

Across : 

1 — A place of amusement where feats of 
horsemanship form the entertainment, ^ 

2 — Insensible or inactive, 

3 — A province of Austria-Hungary, 

4 — The individual parts of a corolla, 

5 — One of the pins used in bowling, 

6 — That wnich rasps, 
Down : 

1 — A letter, 

2 — The neuter personal pronoun, 

3 — To steal, 

4 — To cut or clip off, 

5 — To overturn, 

6 — A silicious or calcareous matter 
deposited by springs, 

7 — In Roman mythology, a goddess who 
dwelt in groves, 

8 — A range of mountains in southern 

9— To drink, little by Httle, 

10 — Abbreviation for northeast, 

11— A letter. 

Johnstown, Pa. Tom Crestmore 


It is hard to tell exactly what to do in case 
of doubt; 

In danger you are just as safe within the 

storm as out; 
The lightning's flash is never quite the same 

from any cloud. 
And so you take your PRIMAL for a 

party dress or shroud. 
If you try to dodge one missile you may 

step before another. 
So any way you fix it, it is simply which 

and t' other; 
Then stand and watch the SECOND, as 

the arrows thickly fly 
For the one you never reckoned may hit 

you m the eye! 
Lafayette, Ind. Towhead 


1 — To tap, 

2 — A liquor made from malt by fermenta- 

3 — An egg of any small insect, 

4 — Acting the pimp, 

5 — ^^One who estranges, 

6 — Plane figures having four angles, 

7 — A division of a town or ward among 
the Bontoc Igorots, 

8 — A manna obtained in the East, from 
the camel's thorn, used as food by traveling 

9 — Suffix denoting the doers of an action. 
Baltimore, Md. S. T. Udent 

11. LINKADE (8) 

The TOTAL of the regiment 

A FINAL PRIMAL was, indeed, 

And he had friends wheree'er he went, 
And in his goodness all agreed. 

Bangor, Pa. Jack O'Lantern 


Wilmington, N. C. Jemand 


Figures here and figures there 

In endless columns at him stare. 
How can he forget dull care 

With pesky figures everywhere? 
Baltimore, Md. N. Jineer 


I love my native land. 
Shaped by that nobie band. 

Long years ago. 
I love her flag that flies, 
Blazoned 'gainst azure skies, 
* Binding with filial ties. 
For weal or woe. 

May she stand for the right. 
Shunning the conqueror's might. 

Peaceful her sway.- ^ 
As our_flag flies above. 
In peace be like the dove. 
In war with armored glove 

Winning our way. 
Baltimore, Md. .\tlas 

♦ ♦ * * 

A prize of six months' subscription to 
the Enigma, the official organ of the 
National Puzzler's League, will be awarded 
for the best list of solutions to these puzzles. 
The prize is contributed by Emehne 
(Emeline D. Peck) of Fairbury, Neb. 

To receive proper credit all lists of 
solutions must be at my hands by August 
5th, the answers and solvers list will be 
published in the September issue. 

* * * * 

Just between You and Me 

Numbers 9, 10 and 11 in this issue are 
new puzzles to this Department and may 
be described as follows: 

No. 9: A letter change is a puzzle in 
which one letter of the FIRST or PRIMAL 
word is changed to make the SECOND or 
FINAL word, as for instance. Space, Spice. 
Sometimes it is possible to make more than 
one change in the PRIMAL word thereby 
producing a third and even a fourth word; 
but in the case of No. 9 there are only two 
words involved, each of seven letters. 
( Continued on page S8) 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June 1923 

laments D@D(artiio]i\t 

A Maryland Writer, Miss Martha Finley 

Bv Estelle B. Barnes, Daughter of William T. Barnes, 
St. Denis, Md. 

WOMEN , girls and children throughout 
the length and breadth of the land 
should be interested in Miss Martha 
Finley, the famous authoress of the "Elsie 
Books." While there are books and books, 
there are few that have — as do hers — the 
interesting situations, the pleasing romance, 
the wise religious suggestion, the pure 
lovemaking, and better than all, the pure 
womanly tone. Very few of the people of 
eastern Maryland, while they know of and 
have read her books, know that most of 
them are written in the quiet village of 
Elkton, Md., where her home has been for 
many years. 

Miss Finley comes of illustrious Irish 
ancestry. Her grandfather. General Samuel 
Finley, was born in Westmoreland County, 
Pa., in 1752. He graduated from Princeton 
College, under- his uncle, Dr. Samuel Finley, 
and upon the commencement of the 
Revolutionary war, espoused the cause of the 
Colonists, rising to the rank of Major. He 
was captured by the British at Fort Wash- 
ington and held prisioner for three years. 
During the war of 1812 he again entered the 
army, and by distinguished service rose to 
the rank of General. 

He was a warm personal friend of General 
Washington, and served under him as 
Receiver of Public Money at Chillicothe, 

His uncle, James Finley, was the first 
Presbyterian Minister at Elkton, Md. 

Miss Finley's father was Dr. James Brown 
Finley. He was bom in Pennsylvania on 
June 7, 1794. At the age of eighteen years, 
he enlisted in the war of 1812, with his 
father, and served until the surrender of 
Detroit, when he was paroled and returned 
home. Later he graduated from Dickinson 
College, Carlisle, Pa., after which he studied 
medicine. He married his first cousin, 
Maria Theresa Brown, who was visiting 
Chillicothe at that time. Here Miss Finley 
was born on April 26, 1828. In 1836 her 
parents moved to South Bend, Ind., where 
her father practiced medicine until his 
dcctth in 1852. 

The girlhood of Miss Finley was spent in 
South Bend, where she received an excellent 
education in a private school. She then 
taught in a private school for small children, 

and here she frequently entertained her 
pupils with stories which were doubtless the 
nucleus of tales published in later years. 

Her first effort in a literary way was as a 
writer of short stories for religious papers, 
which were under the direction of the Pres- 
bjrterian PubUshing Co. The manuscript of 
her first story was taken to the Baptist 
Board, accepted and published, and upon 
its appearance was well received. 

After the death of her father, Miss Finley 
came east and her early articles were written 
. in New York and Philadelphia. In 1876 
she made a visit to Elkton, Md., and finally 
decided to make this place her home. She 
has a beautiful residence in the best part of 
the village, surrounded by extensive grounds 
and a neat hedge fence. In this place mtich 

Maxine Wallburg, 14 years old, daughter of 
Otto Wallburg, Lima, Ohio, and writer of the 
fine story on thrift. Maxine is captain of the 
basketball team at South Lima High School. 
Her essay won second prize in a Y. W. C. A. 

of her best work has been done. She has 
written more than one hundred bocks, all 
for children with the exception of the Finley 
series. To any one who has read her books 
her love for young girls and her strong 
religious feelings are very evident. 

No writer of the nineteenth century is 
better loved. Her great aim has been to 
interest the little ones. In this she has suc- 
ceeded beyond her expectations. While all 
her works have attracted wide attention, 
her "Elsie Books" are without doubt the 
most xjopular, the principal ones being "Elsie 
Dinsmore, " "Elsie's Holidays at Rose- 
lands's, " "Elsie's Girlhood," etc. 

It can be truly said that Miss Finley's 
"Elsie Books" made her famous, although 
all her work has been well received. At one 
time some of the newspapers of the country 
made an effort to stop the publication of 
any more Elsie books saying "We have had 
enough of Elsie, " and one editor remarked 
in the columns of a large daily paper, "For 
God's sake give us something beside Elsie. " 
Notwithstanding this. Miss Finley pursued 
the even tenor of her way and continued to 
write "Elsie Books." She was not writing 
to please the editors or publishers, but her 
little friends, and as long as they were 
pleased and satisfied, she was content to 
give them Elsie in every phrase. 

Miss Finley is easily accessible and 
though her health is poor, her work goes on. 
She freely discusses her early struggle for 
fame, and is an easy, fluent and agreeable 
talker. She has a matronly, graceful figure ; 
a gentle face, lighted up with bright, 
intelligent eyes, and her finely shaped head 
is crowned with a wealth of gray hair. 

Her personality is very pleasing and she 
has a sweetly modulated voice, expressive 
and animated. Her surroundings are pretty 
exquisitely neat and convenient. Her study 
is well supplied with standard works and 
books of reference; however, but few of her 
own works are found on the shelves. She is 
a member of the Author's Club of New York. 


By Maxine Wallburg, Daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. O. L. Wallburg, Lima, Ohio 

THRIFT is the most necessary thing 
for a happy and successful life, a 
well balanced and contented family, 
a prosperous and thriving community, and 
a great nation. Not to be thrifty is to 
neglect one of the most essential things 
contributing to all of the foregoing. 

There is a distinction between thrift and 
miserliness. By thrift we accomplish those 
things most necessary to our existence and 
conducive to our health and happiness. 
Without thrift, which is inspired by fore- 
sight, we fail to obtain for ourselves the 
things which bring into our lifes the maxi- 
mum of peace and contentment. It is to be 
regretted that the virtue of thrift was not 
brought more forcibly to the thought of the 
young by preceding generations. While 
there has been some progress made in that 
direction in recent years, we have so far but 
scratched the surface. Too many of us live 
for today only, with no thought of tomorrow 
until past maturity, when we first commence 
to realize, with keen regret, our neglect of 
this virtue. 

Whenever a task is to be performed, it's 
accomplishment is hastened by undertaking 
the most difficult part of it first. So it is 
with our lives. When we are young and our 
earning capacity is good, we find that time, 
the most difficult in which to save our 
money, and use it to the best advantage for 
our future life. We disregard suggestions 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 192 j 


with reference to life insurance, home owner- 
ship, savings deposits, and budget systems 
which suggestions, if taken up and followed 
out, would mean so much to the development 
of our lives. It is unnecessary to go into 
iletail and give specific instances showing 
the results of thrift and extravagance. 

If we could get the idea of thrift firmly 
fixed in our minds and determine that we 
would pursue it to completion, the results 
would be of such a wonderful and grati- 
fying nature as to make it easier for us to 
continue our course. 

Thousands of people who have invested 
a small sum weekly in life insurance have 
realized that value of this action when 
some dear one is taken from them and the 
insurance is used for necessary expenses. 

Other thousands, instead spent their 
money foolishly and gave no thought — in 
fact, ridiculed the idea of insurance. These, 
necessarily met with a serious situation 
when death entered their homes. Haven't 
you heard of such instances? Yes, you 
have; and you have also heard of men 
and women taking advantage of oppor- 
tunities by the use of "ready cash" which 
was at their command in the savings banks. 
And how many times have you heard of 
lost opportunties due mostly to the fact 
that those people failed to save their 

A budget system is an outgrowth of 
thrift and is becoming more and more in 
evidence in our families, in our private 
and public institutions. The wisest move 
and one which wfell mean much in the 
the administration of our national affairs 
was the inauguration of the budget sj'stem 
by our President. 

Thrift should be brought to the thought 
and attention of everyone, old and young; 
and its introduction into our public school 
system was a large step forward toward 
making this a better, more prosperous, 
contented and happy nation. Will you not 
commence today? 


By Mrs. W. E. Hodden, Dover, Ohio 
Sponge Cake 

2 cups sugar, 

3 eggs. 

Beat 15 minutes, then add: 

1 cup cold water, 
2-}4 cups sifted flour, 

2 teaspoons baking powder, 

Bake 45 minutes; be sure to beat for the 
full 15 minutes and don't bake too fast. 

I quart cooked macaroni, 
I cup chopped celery, 
I cup peas, 
K cup mayonnaise, 
>^ cup cream. 

Mix well together and serve on lettuce. 

She Envied People Who 
Could Sew — Then Found 
It Was Easy 

THE accompanying picture shows 
Marie Slatterick, secretary to 
division engineer. Wheeling, W. Va. 
wearing a bathing suit which she made 
for herself from Magazine pattern No. 4277. 
Marie says in her letter to us: 
"It's surprising how easily one can make 
things like this. I never gave myself 
credit for anything of the sort and always 
envied people who could sew, but I've 
discovered that all it requires is a little 
common sense and a pattern as easy to 
work from as those furnished by the 
Baltimore and Ohio Magazine. 

"This beach frock is made from Pattern 
No. 4277; it's made of red and white 
checked gingham and it took five and a 
half yards of 32 inch material, as I couldft't 
get the particular gingham I wanted any 
wider. The material cost forty cents a yard 
amounting to $2.20 (Two dollars and 
twenty cents) — a reasonable price for a 
suit, don't you think? The trimming I 
made of some scraps I had. The cap is 
red and white also and came from Stifel's 
Department Store. The shoes are Keds 
n black and white. I am very much 
pleased with the outfit and it certainly is 
inexpensive to make" 

Angel Food Cake 
By Mrs. M. W. Jones 
Wife of Assistant Editor of Magazine 

Whites of u eggs, beaten stifl; i '/i cups 
granulated sugar; i teaspoon vanilla ex- 
tract, I level cup flour and one teaspoon 
cream of tartar sifted four times. Mixed 
in order given. The flour should be folded 
in lightly and cake beaten not more than 
is necessary after flour has been added. 
Bake for 45 minutes. Have oven hot when 
cake is put in, but reduce heat immediately. 

(Note: The assistant editor often brings 
this angel food cake for hmch, but he never 
gets to eat it if the associate editor scents 
it in his lunch box.) 

To Make Rose Beads 

Clipped from an old copy of Peterson s 
Magazine for May, i8sj, by Miss 
M. Elizabeth Bell, file clerk. Gener- 
al Superintendent's Office, 
Camden Station 
Beat the petals of red roses in an iron 
mortar for some hours until they form a 
black paste. Then roll into beads and 
dry. They become hard, take a fine pohsh 
and are very fragrant. 

Women Readers: — 

Do not forget alxjut the prizes offered for 
the best contributions this Department by 
October 30. 

^ Associate Editor. 


Red and white checked gingham made this attractive bathing suit, and Marie Slatterick, of Wheeling, 
W. Va., found a quick and inexpensive way of making a bathing suit for a week-end trip. The price 
of the pattern i No. 4277) is 12 cents. Use the coupon on next page when ordering 


Baliimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 1923 

Midsummer Clothes Are Lovely 
This Year 

By Peggy 

THERE'S something aUout these mid- 
summer clothes — I don't know just 
what it is — but this year it seems 
that even our frocks are beginning to 
follow Mr. Coue's way of thinking and 
are growing prettier and prettier. Perhaps 
it is just a matter of their simpHcity, and 
this feature, of course, naturally means 
that they may be made more easily than 

Did you ever see a dress in a shop window 
that you wanted oh, ever so badly — but 
felt as though you couldn't afford to put 
■ as much money into a dress as the price 
marked on that one? Isn't that a horrid 
way to feel? And yet, a little girl of my 
acquaintance, Agnes hy name, found a way 
out of it. 

Agnes is a stenographer. Each day 
when her lunch is finished she takes a walk 
on Charles Street and looks in the win- 
dows. One day last week I met her. 

"Oh, Peggv-," she cried, "do come with 
me and look at this lovely dress! And I'm 
going to have one like it for Eleanor's 
party.' ' 

"Agnes!" I exclaimed, "How on earth 
are you going to have that dress and go on 
a vacation to Niagara and send j"Our 
mother to the country, too? You'd better 
'go easy' on your money." 

"Nonsense," laughed Agnes, "don't you 
know I'm learning to sew now? Honesth', 
it's just as easy as anything." 

"But what has that to do with that 
handsome yellow dress?" 

"Even,'thing, vSilly! Don't you remember 
that pattern? It's the self-same one that 
I saw in the last issue of the Magazine. I 
ordered it on Friday and yesterday it 
came. See this package? Do you know 
what it is? Why, it's nothing but four and 
a half yards of the loveliest lemon j^ellow 
organdy that I could find. I'm going 
straight home this evening and cut it out. 
Tomorrow evening and Thursday I can 
finish it. Just watch me." 

"Oh, Agnes, that's great. Don't forget 
to add a Uttle black velvet for trimming, 
just to make it look Frenchy." 

"Already have it," she declared. 

"There's just one other thing that j^ou 
must have." 


"Black velvet buttons, just oodles of 
little tiny ones. They'll run along the slit 
in the sleeves and they'll form a little 
design where the dress closes at the neck — 
just like French knots, you know." 

"Oh, yes, I'll get them tomorrow," she 
declared. "By the way, when are you 
going to tell me some more about those 
fashions that you saw in Paris?" 

"Haven't time now, but if you'll look 
out for next month's Magazine, I'll 
probably have lots of other things to tell 

So Agnes went back to her office, and I 
am quite sure that next Saturday afternoon 
she'll be the best dressed girl at Eleanor's 

What Agnes did you can do. With the 
variety of patterns shown in this issue of 
the M.'VGAZiNE, there is a choice for ev'ery- 
body. If, however, you would like to see 
others, send 12 cents in stamps for our 


1923 Fashion Book; in this I am sure you 
will find many dresses from which you 
will be able to choose several simple but 
lovely designs which you can work up 
alone. Address: The Fashion Woman, 
Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, Mt. Royal 
Station, Baltimore, Md. 

Embroidered Crepe made this Gown 
• for Eunice 

4401. It is also good for taffeta, and 
crepe satin and will develop well in gingham 
or batiste. The bertha may be omitted. 

This pattern is cut in three sizes: 16, 
18 and 20 years. An 18 year size requires 
Sl-i yards of 40-inch material. The part 
of the skirt covered by the blouse and 
flounce may be of lining, of which lyi yards 
27 inches wide is required. The width of 
the skirt at the foot is two yards. Price, 
12 cents. 

Dicky Loves this Play Suit 

4399. This is a style that will please 
the outdoor boy, who loves to romp and 
play. Drill, linen, jersey and repp also 
chambray and poplin are good materials 
for this model. 

The pattern is cut in four sizes: 2, 4, 6 
and 8 years. A 6 year size requires 
yards of 27-inch material. To trim as 
illustrated requires yard. Price, 12 cents. 

Almost Any Material Will Make Emily 
Smile in This Dress 

4398. The pattern is cut in four sizes: 
2, 4, 6 and 8 years. A 6-year size requires 
2H yards of 32-inch material. To trim as 
illustrated will require ^ yards of 32-inch 
contrasting material. Price, 12 cents in 

A Lovely Apron for Marguerite 

4405. No buttons or snap fasteners to 
be considered, easy to adjust so easy to 
launder — and withal so comfortable and 
neat. The pattern as here shown was 
developed in figured percale, and trimmed 
with rick rack braid. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iq2J 


The pattern is cut in four sizes: Small, 
34-36; Aledium, 38-40; Large, 42-44; 
Extra Large, 46-48 inches bust measure. 
A Medium size requires 4H yards of 
36-inch material. Ihe width at the foot 
is 2)4 yards. Price, 12 cents. 

A Shirt Like This is Arthur's Favorite 

4391. This style has good and com- 
fortable lines. The closing is in coat style. 
Madras, gingham, jean, drill or flannel 
could be used or this model. 

The pattern is cut in nine sizes neck 
measure: 14, 14K, 15, 15K, 16, i6>^, 17, 
17K. and 18 inches. A 15-inch size requires 
4)4 yards of 27-inch material. Price, 12 

Amelia Likes This Summer Frock 

4413. Striped and plain ratine are 
combined in this instance. Figured and 
plain woolen, crepe, and linen are also 
attractive for this model. 

The pattern is cut in three sizes: 12, 
14 and 16 years. A 14 year size requires 
3^18 yards of one kind of material 32-inch 
wide. To make as illustrated requires 
2 yards of plain and 1^8 yards of figured 
material. Price, 12 cents in stamps. 

Here's Marie's Bathing Suit Again 

4277. (See illustration on another page). 

The pattern is cut in three sizes: Med- 
ium, 38-40; Large, 42-44; Extra Large, 
46-48 inches bust measure. A medium 
size requires 4^ yards of 40-inch material. 
Price, 12. cents. 

Lola Strolls along the Seashore 

— in this pretty frock of white voile 
embroidered in green. Pattern No. 4410. 

The pattern is cut in seven Sizes: 34, 
36, 38, 40, 42, 44 and 46 inches bust measure. 
A 38-inch size requires 4J4 yards of 40-inch 
material. The width at the foot is 2}4 
yards. Price, 12 cents. 

Amalie's Kitchen Dress is Nice Enough 
for a Porch Frock! 

3971. The pattern is cut in four sizes: 
Small, 34-36; Medium, 38-40; Large, 
42-44; Extra Large, 46-48 inches bust 
measure. A Medium size requires 4 yards 
of 36-inch material. The width at the loot 
is about two yards. Price, 12 cents. 

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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine 
Mt. Royal Station 
Baltimore, Maryland 

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Blue and Tan Voile Made Grace's Dress 

4402. This is a good model for white 
or colored linen, also for taffeta and pongee. 

The pattern is cut in three sizes: 16, 
18 and 20 years. An 18 year size requires 
4^ yards of 32-inch material. The width 
at the foot is 2>^ yards. Price, 12 cents. 

Anne Grows Quite Frivolous 

— when she wears this dress made from 
patterns 3979 and 4013. Dotted Swiss 
with bands of "Val" lace is here depicted. 
The new tub silks or foulard would be 
equally suitable. Organdy with hemstitch- 
ing or crepe de chine with fagotting or 
drawn work, would be very pleasing. 

The waist pattern, 3979, is cut in seven 
sizes: 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44 and 46 inches 
bust measure. The skirt patteni,^.^40i3, 
is cut in seven sizes: 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 
35 and 37 inches waist measure. The 
foundation of the skirt could be of lining, 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iQ2j 

Why Sarah Lost Her Love for Currants 

By. Sarah Herself 

Note: Sarah, the author of this amusing little story, is the wife of Passenger Conductor 
Charles Shipley. The story of the minister's wife's hat is only one from the rich storehouse 
of tales that Mrs. Shipley has at her tongue's {or pen's) end. If this story reminds you of 
something that happened in your childhood, or at any other time in your life, we shall be 
delighted to have you tell us about it. It does us good to hear a tale of the panlalette days. 

and would require i yards, 3 2 -inches wide. 
To make the dress for a medium size as 
shown in the large view, requires 9>i yards 
of 32-inch material. The width at lower 
edge of the lower flounce is about 2% yards. 

TWO separate patterns mailed to any 
address on receipt of 12 cents FOR EACH 
pattern in silver or stamps. 

Enid's Play Frock is Most Comfortable 

4415. It has a comfortable raglan 
sleeve, which may be finished in wrist or 
elbow length, and a jaunty collar. Dotted 
percale with facings of white linen is here 

4403. The pattern is cut in four sizes: 
6, 8, 10 and 12 years. A 10 year size re- 
quires 2]/i yards of 32-inch material. 
Collar and sleeve facings of contrasting 
material require yi yard. Price, 12 cents. 

Mother's Morning Dress is Made 
of Chambray 

The pattern is cut in seven sizes: 36, 38, 
40, 42, 44, 46 and 48 inches bust measure. 
A 38-inch size requires 5 yards of 32-inch 
material. The width at the foot is 2 yards. 
Prtce, 12 cents. 

Marcelle Wears This Style to 
Summer School 

4412. Checked gingham and linen are 
combined in this style. It could be made 
up in cretonne or chintz with crepe or sateen 
or in jersey cloth with flannel or suede for 
trimming. Ratine in plaid and plain, or 
plain ratine with linen would also be 

The pattern is cut in four sizes: 8, 10, 
12 and 14 years. A 10 year size requires 
four yards of 32-inch material. Price, 12 

For Laurette at the Seashore 

4400. Here is a good model for bathing 
shoes in either of two lengths, and a set of' 
bags to hold a bathing suit. The shoes may 
be made of drill, satin, chamoisette or 
rubberized cloth. The bags also are good 
for the same materials. 

The pattern is cut in one size for the 
bags — and in four Sizes for the shoes — 
ZH< 4K. and 6K- The shoes will 
require K yard, 36 inches wide for one pair 
size 4>^. Bag No. i will require 3 4 yard 
and bag No. 2, yi yard of 36-inch material. 
Price, 12 cents. 

Catherine's Frock is Lovely in Pongee 
or Linen 

4417. The pattern is cut in four sizes: 
4, 6, 8 and 10 years. An 8 year size requires 
yards of 27-inch material. Price, 12 

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SUMMER 1922-1Q23 BOOK 
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Do you remember 'way back in the 
Sixties when the coming of a new 
minister and his wife was a great 
event among the members of a Methodist 
congregation? Well, the writer happ>ened 
to be a little girl at that time, and you may 
be sure that she has good cause to remember 
such an event. 

My mother had dressed me up all in 
my starched petticoats and pantalettes. 
My dress stuck out all around like a balloon. 
Then she had said to me, "Sarah, if you do 
anything naughty this afternoon, I shall 
surely punish you so that you will remem- 
ber it. " 

Of course, Sarah promised to be partic- 
ularly good — and really, she meant to be, 
but since she happened to be one of those 
kids who never knev.% what she was going 
to do next, how did she know what was 
going to happen? And whose fault was 
it if the new minister and his wife came 
a-calling unexpectedly? 

That dear lady caused all the trouble, 
for she wore on her saintly head the latest 
style hat. And oh, my! What a most 
beautiful wreath of artificial currants there 
was on it! Lovely red currants with white 
stems! What a temptation to a little girl 
whose mouth watered to find out whether 
they were real currants or only make- 
believe; for surely they did look natural. 
Mother took the good lady to the spare 
bedroom, where slept onl}^ guests of high 
degree. The minister's wife took off her 
hat and mother laid it on the spare room 
bed. Then the two went downstairs. 
They talked, and talked, and talked. 

Soon little Sarah, growing tired of con- 
versation which was so uninteresting to her 
as compared with her thoughts of the lovely 
currants, slipped off and made her way to 
the room in which lay that wondrous hat. 
She looked and looked at it for a long time 

before she dared to touch it. Then she 
felt of a currant; then she squeezed it. 
Pop! It snapped! What a funny sound! 
She popped another, and another, and 
another. Well, who would have thought 
that those currants would pop Hke that? 
And they weren't real, either. She snapped 
and snapped, until there were no currants 
left to snap. It was not until then that 
she reabzed what she had done. Then she 
sneaked quickly on tiptoe from the room 
and spent a mighty uncomfortable afternoon. 

Oh, if you could have heard the shriek 
of that minister's wife when she beheld her 
hat, decorated with only the long, white 
stems of the currants left on it! And oh, 
if you could have seen the expression on 
my mother's face! She knew just about 
whom to blame, and you would have known 
that there was something coming to Sarah. 

Of course the dear sister said, "0'\ it 
doesn't amount to anything," and, "Don't 
punish her," but I could feel that there 
was trouble in the air. 

"Come here, Sarah," said Mother. I 
went. She looked at my fingers. They 
were scarlet from the snapping of those 
currants. I had not counted on the dye 
staining my fingers, but I suppose Mother 
knew. Mothers seem to know everything, 
anyway; you don't have to tell them; 
sometimes I think that they have eyes in 
the back of their heads. 

Oh, Girls, you can't imagine how sweetly 
Mother's slipper spoke to me a few minutes 
later! The preacher's wife had gone, but 
the sting was left behind. Do you wonder 
now why you never see me wearing currants 
or cherries on my hats? More than that, 
there might be one reason why I married 
Mr. Shipley — to change my name. It was 
"Kerns" then, and although spelled with 
a "K," it was horribly suggestive of min- 
isters' wives' hats. 

Three Attractive and Inexpensive Hats, All Made of Crepe Paper 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 192 j 


"Dear Aunt Mary 
If I were you, 
I think I know 
Just what I'd do 

I'd ask each little 
Girl and Boy 
To write to me. 
Your Xephew, 


Little Raymond's Message from France 

Dear Girls and Boys: 

As most of you know, your old Aunt 
Mary has had a lovely trip to France. I 
only wish that I had the time and space to 
tell you everything about it, but if you 
will turn to another section of this Maga- 
zine you will find a part of the story of 
how we began our journey through the 
beautiful cities of Southern France. Later 
you may read about how we visited the 
battlefields and the graves of our own 
American boys. 

Not far from a delightful little town called 
Blierancourt our party, the Good Will 
Delegation of which I shall tell you more 
some day, stopped -st a little school. This 
school is being carried on by American, 
French and English teachers. There is 
also a little hospital for sick people, and 
places where mothers maj^ take their sick 
babies for treatment. 

There are also libraries where the poor 
people may come and read, for you must 
know that the War destroyed nearly every 
single house in this section, and with them 
all the lovely furniture, books, pictures and 
everything that was dear to the hearts of 
the people. Now they are glad to get 
anything whatever in the way of books to 
read and lovely things to look at. They 
are too poor to have schools, so they must 
depend on whatever education they are 
able to get through the help of the people 
of other countries as well as those in other 
sections of their country. 

Now, there are many, many lovely flowers 
in France, so that when these little children 
heard that the American women were com- 
ing to visit them, they planned to present 
a big bouquet of the loveliest roses and 
peonies that they could find to the Gold 
Star Mother of our party. Perhaps most 
of you know that a Gold Star Mother is 
the name given to a mother who has lost 
her son in the war. So Mrs. Chambers, 
a delightful woman from Cincinnati, 
received the handsome bouquet from a 
little boy whose name is Raymond Descar- 

Raymond is about 12 years old. He 
told us that with the help of his seho^- 
master, he had composed a little essay 
which he would read to us. It was a 
splendid essay. I have not the space to 
let you read all of it, but here is a part of 
his letter, in French, just as he WTOte it. 
When translated it means: 

"As interpreter of my schoolmates and 
my teachers, I beg of you that you will let 
me express a wish, which I am quite sure 
will be realized. 

" On your return to your noble and gener- 
ous country, I would like you to say to the 
little children of our ages, as well as to 
their parents and to all of the people of the 
United States, that we have learned to 
admire their fathers, that we cherish their 
mothers, and that, recognizing all the 
noble sentiments which are dear to our 
compatriots, we love them fraternally. 

"Long live the United States! Long 
live France!" 

Isn't this a pretty little thought to 
bring back to America? I wonder if some 
of our little girls and boys have not a 
message that they would like to send to 
Raymond and his little playmates in 
France. Let me know what you think of 
the idea. 

Yours lovmgly, 

The School Bus 

By Irvin Crowl, East Brunswick, Md. 

This is the bus that takes us around, 
Up the hills and round the towns. 
This is the driver, a great big man, 
With coal black hair and face of tan. 

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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ23 

South African Railway Girls 
and Boys Have Exciting Time 

OUR girls and boys will remember that 
some months ago we published a 
letter from IVIother Goose, of the 
South African Railways and Harbours 
Magazine. Mother Goose writes for the 
children in South Africa and they write 
letters to her as you write to Aunt Mary. 
Following is a letter from one of these little 
people in which the writer tells of an exciting 
capture of four little — well, read the letter 
and you will see. 
Dear Mother Goose, 

Here we are, having holidays again, and 
half the year is gone; our school closed the 
22nd June and commences again the i8th 
July. Quite a long time, is it not? 

Last Sunday we went for a long walk into 
the bush; we were about twelve altogether. 
We were sitting in the shadow of some trees 
when we heard the boys calHng: at first 
we thought they were joking, and so would 
not go and see what was wrong, but at last 
we went, and there, at the very top of a thorn 
tree, sat four little Bush apes. They are 
really lovely. After a long struggle we suc- 
ceeded in catching all four, and what excite- 
ment it was ! We have one of them, which we 
intend to send to my Aunt in Capetown. 
With lots of love, 
Yours truly, 

How would you like to live in South 
Africa and catch little apes for pets? 

COME on, girls and boys. We want 
to hear from more of you. We have 
a puzzle which "The Major" has 
written just for us. It is called a charade. 
A charade is a puzzle in which you first 
guess the parts of the word, separately, 
then put these together to make the com- 
plete, or whole word. Here is a little one 
with its answer, just to show you what a 
charade is: 

My ONE is a line that's used to guide 
A horse when he's pulling a load; 
You may find my TWO in the park or the 

Though the woods is his natural abode. 

With antlers fine and nimble feet. 

At Christmas time comes my COMPLETE. 

Answer: Rein-deer. 

Now tr\' the new one. Don't forget the 
set of post cards for every correct answer. 

Send your answers to: 
Aunt Mary, 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, 
Mt. Royal Station, Baltimore, Md. 

CHARADE (7 letters) 
Old Mother Hubbard went to the 
To get a scuttle of ONE, 
But when she got there, the COMPLETE 
was bare. 
And the poor old lady got none. 

Her famous old dog was hungry and 

And his mistress found a big bone, 
So he gnawed and he whined, he pawed 
and he cried 
For his mistress to order the ONE. 

Her cupboard was empty, no coffee, 
no tea. 

The sugar TWO scraped clean and 

But a friend who had known her in years 
long gone by. 
Filled the COMPLETE, and ended 
her care. 

For he filled up the cupboard with plenty 
of food. 

The house he made cozy and warm. 
So the dear old lady and her poor old 

Were safe from cold and from harm. 

The Major. 

No. 1 was drawn by Irvin Crowl; No. 2, by Ortense Smoat; No. 3, by Ellwood Bratt; No. 4, by Earl Barker; Nos. 5. 6 and 7, by Elwood Bratt 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 1923 


Sketched by Dan, son of Engineer John W. Worley, 
Ohio River Sub-Division 

My Home Town 

By Esther V. Righter, Randallstown , Md. 

THE name of the town in which I Hve 
is Randallstown. It is located in 
the country district, about six miles 
from Baltimore. There are two stores, 
one church, and one school. The school 
is larger than some village schools. There 
is a complete Grammar and High School. 

Randallstown is about a hundred and 
fifty years old. Before it had ever been 
Settled, the king of England gave the land 
to a family by the name of Randall, and 
said if they would cultivate the land they 
could have it. That is how Randallstown 
got its name. Late« on more people came 
here to settle, and it became a village. 

There is a bus line from Baltimore to 
Westminster, and trackless trolley line 
which will run as far as Randallstown. 
Randallstown is out on the State Road, 
where there is a good deal of traffic. 

The occupation of the men is farnimg 
and trucking. Everybody has his own 
garden and chickens. There are mostly 
frame cottages here. 

Martha's Class Has a Safety 

Morgantown, W. Va. 
Dear Aunt Mary: 

I am verj- sorry that I have been so long 
in writing to you to thank you for the 
pencil. I appreciated it very much. I 
really think I did not deserve it. 

I want to tell you that our room in school 
has a Safety Club. John Bullock is the 
president. We have ten rules. These are 
the rules; 

1. Do not play in the street. 

2. Do not push anyone in the street. 

3. Cross the street at right angles. 

4. Do not jump on moving vehicles. 

5. Stop, Look and Listen at dangerous 

6. Do not ride small vehicles on side- 
walks or streets. 

7. Cross the streets as soon as possible. 

8. Do not hold an umbrella in front of 
your face. 

9. Do not jump from moving \ ehicles. 
ID. Do not ride on the running board of 

a car. 

I have been going to school and have 
been very busy. I also thank you for the 
kind words you had in the Magazine about 
my work to help Safety 

Your Baltimore and Ohio niece, 

Martha O'Gilvie. 


By George Care, East Brunswick, son of 
Brakeman William R. Care 

Did you ever see a caterpillar in the garden? 
The caterpillar makes a house of silk around 

her body. 
She stays there for a while. 
When she comes out of it she is a beautiful 


Little son of Mr. J. R. Easton, Dennison, Ohio, 
and his doggie 

The butterfly flies back to the garden 
and lays some eggs on a cabbage leaf. 

Baby caterpillars are hatched, and the baby 
caterpillars turn into butterflies. 

Don't you think it would be fun if boys and 
girls could be two or three things? 

A Robin's Nest 

By Bernerd Hecker, East Brunswick 

WE were living in an apartment in 
Baltimore. There was a large 
tree outside my bedroom window. 
A robin had built its nest there and laid 
three tiny blue eggs in it. I watched every 
morning to see if the eggs were hatched. 

The lady on the second floor had a 
large white cat which came to the window 
and frightened the mother bird away. I 
watched all summer to see if the mother 
bird would come back to her nest, but she 
never came and I was greatly disappointed. 

Two Little Heroes 

A FEW weeks ago the editor of the 
Magazine received a letter from 
Superintendent Trapnell of the 
Charleston Division telling all about how 
two little boys, each only ten years old, 
kept Baltimore and Ohio trains from being 
delayed. Would you like to know how 
they did it? 

Well, these little boys always keep 
their eyes open, so it happened that on 
April 21 the}' discovered our Baltimore 
and Ohio bridge. No. 42-A, on fire. Did 
they stand still and watch it burn? You 
bet they did not. They ran for quite 
a long distance, and told Edward Swick and 
Orlando Lee from Buchannon. By the 
t'me that the trackmen arrived on the 
spot with their outfit, they found the 
little boys putting the fire out. They had 
brought buckets from home and with the 
assistance of Mr. Swick and Mr. Lee they 
had put out the worst of the fire. 

The Baltimore and Ohio appreciates the 
help of wide awake people, and the quick 
thinking of these little boys shows that you 
don't have to be grown up men and women 
to do great things. Who were these boys? 
Why little Lewis Teets and William>vTurn- 
bull. Here are their pictures. Thank you, 
William and Lewis! 

Lewis Teets and William Turobull 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, ig2j 




Accurate Weights Insure Correct Freight Charges 

Gains to Revenue from Check-Weighing and Revising Classification of Inbound and Transfer L. C. L. 

Freight, March, 1923 

Note: — Each month there will be published in the Magazine, statement of increases, shown by stations, made in the revenue 
of the Company by revising classification and check-weighing inbound L. C. L. shipments and L. C. L. freight in transfer: 

New York Terminal Lines 

West 26th Street, N. Y S3.06 

Baltimore Division 

Brunswick, Md $5.58 

Brunswick Transfer, Md $935-78 

Frederick, Md 3.56 

Hagerstown, Md 5.89 

Harrisonburg, Va 2.36 

Keedysville, Md 4.40 

Laurel, Md 5.61 

Lexington, Va 5.05 

Monrovia, Md 1.55 

Mt. Airy, Md 3.07 

Rockville, Md 10.34 

Silver Spring, Md 2.10 

Staunton, Va 3.87 

Uniontown, D. C 1.92 

University, D. C 1. 65 

Washington, D. C 20.54 

Weverton, Md 2.59 

Wilmington, Del I3-0I 

Miscellaneous 6.03 

ToT.AL $1,034.90 

Baltimore Terminal Division 

Camden Station, Md $23.77 

Cumberland Division 

Cumberland, Md 

Great Cacapon, W. Va . . . 

Independence, W. Va 

Martinsburg, W. Va 

Moorefield, W. Va 

M. & K. Junction, W. Va. 

Piedmont, W. Va 

Romney, W. Va 





Connellsville Division 

Boswell, Pa $13.08 

Cheat Haven, Pa 3.51 

Confluence, Pa 1.76 

Connellsville, Pa 31-75 

Fairchance, Pa 3.61 

Friedens, Pa 2.56 

Friendsville, Md 3.12 

Holsopple, Pa 1.67 

Hooversville, Pa 1.76 

Meyersdale, Pa 3.57 

Morgantown, W. Va 26.87 

Mt. Pleasant, Pa 1.97 

Ohio Pyle, Pa i .39 

Rockwood, Pa 2.63 

Smithfield, Pa 1.92 

Somerset, Pa 24.87 

Uniontown, Pa 4.04 

Ursina, Pa 1.92 

West Salisbury, Pa 14-93 

Miscellaneous 1.77 

Total $148.70 

Pittsburgh Division 

Butler, Pa $34-75 

Claysville, Pa 4.18 

Mis€ellaneous 2.87 

Eastern Lines — Con. 
Pittsburgh Terminal Division 

Allegheny, Pa $120.69 

McKeesport, Pa 1.49 

Pittsburgh, Pa 225-.58 

Miscellaneous .61 

TOT.\L $348-37 

Monongah Division 

Belington, W. Va $73.68 

Bridgeport, W. Va 3.23 

Clarksburg, W. Va 30.96 

Ellenboro, W. Va 4.83 

Fairmont, W. Va 53-79 

Grafton, W. Va 38.83 

Jane Lew, W. Va 1.24 

Lost Creek, W. Va 19-56 

Pennsboro, W. Va 7.33 

Wallace, W. Va 7.86 

West Union, W. Va 3.87 

Wilsonburg, W. Va 4.98 

Miscellaneous 3.60 

Total $253.76 

Charleston Division 

Adrian, W. Va $1.46 

Buckhannon, W. Va 18.82 

Bumsville, W. Va x.20 

Charleston, W. Va 10.20 

Clendennin, W. Va 1.59 

Cowen, W. Va 4.69 

Dundon, W. Va i.i i 

Elkins, W. Va .. 3.24 

Erbacon, W. Va 5.01 

Gassaway, W. Va 4.72 

Gilmer, W. Va 5.16 

Gillespie, W. Va 1.07 

Heaters, W. Va 5.78 

Holly Junction, W. Va 2.96 

Orlando, W. Va 1.54 

Pinch, W. Va 1.09 

Villa Nova, W. Va 1.65 

Weston, W. Va 53-99 

Miscellaneous 2.45 

Total $127.73 

Wheeling Division 

Bellaire, Ohio $35.83 

Belleville, W. Va 3.36 

Cameron, W. Va 3.35 

Graham, W. Va 1.39 

Hundred, W. Va 4.39 

Huntington, W. Va 208.80 

Jacksonburg, W. Va 7.15 

Letart, W. Va 9.73 

Littleton, W. Va 3.47 

Martins Ferry, Ohio 2.46 

Millwood, W. Va 15.20 

Moundsville, W. Va 6.58 

Parkersburg, W. Va 170.78 

Proctor, W. Va 2.65 

Ravenswood, W. Va 9.30 

Sistersville, W. Va 12.25 

Spencer, W. Va 35-99 

WheeUng, W. Va 145-83 

Miscellaneous 2.80 

Tot.\l $681.31 

Eastern Lines $2,758.65 

Western Lines 2,298.88 


Ohio Divis on 

Blanchester, Ohio 

Chillicothe, Ohio 


Total . 

St. Louis Division 

East St. Louis, 111 $1 

Lawrenceville, 111 

Louisville, Kv 

Mitchell, Ind' 

North Vernon, Ind 

Vincennes, Ind 






T0T.\L $310.75 

Cincinnati Terminal Division 

Brighton, Ohio $4.82 

Kenyon Avenue, Ohio 66.72 

Norwood, Ohio 2.38 

Smith Street, Ohio 92.55 

Total $166.47 

Toledo Division 

Dayton, Ohio 

Hamilton, Ohio 

Lima, Ohio 

Middletown, Ohio 

Piqua, Ohio 

Toledo, Ohio 


Total . 

Akron Division 

Akron, Ohio 

Canton, Ohio 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Elyria, Ohio 

Lorain, Ohio 

Massillon, Ohio 

New Castle, Pa 

New Philadelphia, Ohio 

Painesville, Ohio 

Warren, Ohio 

Wocster, Ohio 

Youngstown, Ohio 








Total $637-57 

Newark Division 

Columbus, Ohio 

Mansfield, Ohio 

Marietta, Ohio 

Mt. Vernon, Ohio 

Newark, Ohio 

Zanesville, Ohio 


Total $257.06 

Chicago Division 

Chicago, 111 

Garrett, Ind 

Willard Transfer, Ohio 


Kentucky Lines 

Martin, Ky 






Tot.\l $41.80 Grand Total $5.o57-53 Total 

A. E. DAY 

"Miscellaneous" includes stations showing gains in revenue amounting to less than one dollar. Chief of Weighing Bureau, 

Transportation Department 

I I 

Niiotniuumi^ J 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 1923 


R.B.White, General Manager, New York 
Lines, Given Farewell Dinner by 
Maryland District Officers 

ON June 1 1 about two hundred ofHcers 
of the Baltimore and Ohio, most of 
them from the Maryland District, 
attended a subscription dinner given in 
honor of R. B. White to celebrate his pro- 
motion to the position of general manager 
of the New York Properties. 

The Hotel Emerson in Baltimore was the 
hosoitablc host, the dinner being hold in 
their largest banquet room, which, as the 
accpmpanying picture shows, was still deco- 
rated as it had been the preceding week in 
honor of Shriners visiting Baltimore en route 
to their great convention in Washington. 

The invocation was pronounced by the 
Reverend Frank G. Porter, pastor of the 
Rognel Heights M. E. Church, of which 
Mr. White is a member. Bohl's Orchestra 
furnished delightful music during the 
dinner hour, playing, it seemed, just the 
kind of songs which the diners liked, for 
they often joined in the strains of such 
favorites as the "Swanee River," "My Old 
Kentucky Home" and "Dixie." 

One of the most delightful features of the 
occasion was the arrival of Mrs. White and 
the two White children, Jane, age 13, and 
Roy, Jr., age 6, who came in just before the 
conclusion of the dinner. This was an 
entire surprise to Mr. White and must have 
been an extremely pleasant one as he saw the 
first lady of the occi^ion and the two children 
ushered to seats at one end of the speakers' 
table. Another honored guest was Mr. 
White's father, who can be seen in the picture 
seated on the left of President Wiliard. 

Outside of the speakers' table and a few- 
tables reserved for the several committees 
which had charge of the dinner, there were 
no resers'ed seats, the guests coming in arm 
and arm and seating themselves as acquaint- 
ance and friendship suggested, at the same 
or nearby tables. 

The toastmaster was A. K. Galloway, 
district master mechanic, who was also the 
general chairman of the dinner committee, 
and who introduced the first speaker, Presi- 
dent Wiliard, in a few appropriate words. 

Mr. Wiliard acknowledged the pleasant 
introduction and, addressing himself in 
turn to the honored guest of the occasion 
"to General Manager, Mrs. White and the 
little Whites" and the other diners, he 
voiced his appreciation of the work done 
by Mr. White for the Railroad. His prin- 
cipal thought was centered upon the new 
general manager as an illustration of a man 
who has succeeded largely because he has 
never forgotten the viewpoint of the men 
reporting to him. This topic is of such 
general interest and importance in an 
organization such as ours, especially when 
discussed by our chief executive, that it 
will be used elsewhere in the M.\g.\zin'e 
as a separate article. 

Mr. Wiliard referred to the way the 
opportunity came for Mr. White's promo- 
tion, mentioning the election of Mr. Bcgien 
as operating vice-president of the Chesa- 
peake and Ohio and paying a most gracious 
and appropriate tribute to that well-known 
and greatly esteemed former officer of our 
Road. He also mentioned in a humorous 
way the criticism which had come to the 
Baltimore and Ohio because of our acquisi- 
tion of the C. H. & D. and said that he was 
sure that Mr. White, who was with the 
C. H. & D. when it was taken over by our 
Road, could hardly be classed as a liability. 

In concluding he expressed his gratifica- 
tion over the friendly, family spirit ex- 
pressed in the gathering, and bespoke for 
Mr. Van Horn, Mr. White's successor in 
Baltimore, the same cordial support which 
had been given to Mr. White. 

Elizabeth Duncan McComas, noted 
soprano of the Baltimore Opera Company, 
then sang three numbers: "Carissima, " 
"My Laddie," and "Love," which were 
well received and heartily applauded. 

Senior Vice-President George M. Shriver 
was next introduced by the toastmaster. 
His introductory story was a good one, 
especially because it was at the expense of 
one of the chairmen of the dinner committee. 
He said that a passenger on one of our 
dining cars was recently observed in the 
act of eating a piece of pie which he had 
evidently been persuaded to order some- 
what at least because of the fact that it 
was run on the menu as "baked on the 
car." He said to the waiter: 

"Waiter, are you sure that this pie was 
baked on the car? " 

And while the waiter was replpng in the 
affirmative, Mr. Baugh, who was nearby, 
overheard the question and interposed with: 

"Yes, that pie was baked on the car. 
Have yon any suggestions concerning our 
service? " 

"Yes," said the diner. "Suppose here- 
after you let some one else bake them." 

Mr. Shriver referred in an appreciative 
way to a number of officers of the Road, 
who came to the Baltimore and Ohio with 
the C. H. & D., among them Mr. White. 
He then gave a brief history of the present 
line of the Baltimore and Ohio from Balti- 
more to New York, telling of the days when 
cars coming into Camden Station were 
pulled by horse power to the President 
Street Station of the P. B. & W., and from 
there run to Philadelphia over that line. 

It was during the presidency of Mr. 
Charles F. Mayer, of the Baltimore and 
Ohio that the Pennsylvania Railroad 
secured control of the P. B. & W., making 
it necessary for the Baltimore and Ohio to 
build its own line from Baltimore to Phila- 
delphia, at great expens.\ He also men- 

tioned the pleasant arrangement we have 
had in past years with the Philadelphia and 
Reading and Central of New Jersey for 
approaching the New York territory, and 
of the acquisition of the railroad lines and 
terminals on Staten Island, giving us our 
freight entrance into the great port of 
New York. 

And he said that although he hoped and 
was sure that Mr. White would meet with 
great success in his new field, there would 
always be a warm welcome for him when hj 
had occasion to come to Baltimore. 

Mr. Shriver's address followed by 
the singing of three interesting numbers 
by .some of the members of the Baltimore 
and Ohio Glee Club who were present: 
"The Vagabond Song," "De Sandman" 
and "Swing Along," a pleasant variety 
for such an occasion. 

Mr. Scheer, general manager, Eastern 
Lines, who of all the men present has been 
associated longest with Mr. White, was the 
next speaker. He spoke principally of 
Mr. White as an illustration of the big 
opportunity open to energetic and aspiring 
men on the Railroad. In this connection 
he said: 

"This gathering here tonight is further 
proof, if such is necessary^ th:it we live in a 
land where all men are born equal; where 
all men, regardless of their walk in life, 
have in a large measure the same oppor- 

"It is true that in other lands many men 
of prominence have risen to that estate 
from obscurity through their own efforts, 
but in no country are the opportunities as 
great as in the one in which we live. We 
in America are, indeed, fortunate, for here 
opportunity knocks, not once, but fre- 
quently, for those who prepare for its 
coming. It is unfortunate that many do 
not realize this truth. 

"As the history of our nation^.^ shows 
many prominent statesmen, soldiers and 
industrial giants who have risen from 
humble and obscure positions, so the his- 
tory' of the Baltimore and Ohio is further 
proof of the opportunities open to all its 
employes, a survey of its roster of officers, 
in all departments, revealing the fact that 
they have risen sftjp by step, either with 
this or another railroad, to their present 

■'Harmony is the strength and support 
of all institutions and the spirit of liarmony 
and co-operation which exists on the Balti- 
more and Ohio today, prompted this 
gathering of officers and employes for the 
purpose of bidding God-speed to an officer 
who, by reason of his integrity, ability, and 
perseverance, has now been promoted to 
the position of general manager of the New 
York Properties. 

"It has been my privilege to have been 
associated with Mr. White io: a number of 
years and his departure from the Eastern 
Lines represents a personal loss to me. In 
all these years I have found him to be faith, 
ful, loyal, energetic and effiuent, and thi • 


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is the record he brought with him from the 
C. H. & D. to the Baltimore and Ohio. 

"On behalf of the officers and employes 
of the Eastern Lines, I wish to say to you, 
Mr. White, that while we regret to have 
you leave the Maryland District and the 
Eastern Lines, we rejoice that your loyalty 
and ability have again been recognized, and 
our good wishes go with you." 

Mr. Scheer's address was followed by a 
splendid piano solo, Verdi-L'szt's Rigoletto 
Paraphrase, by Mr. Sylvan Levin, the 
accompanist of the Glee Club. 

In introducing C. W. Van Horn, Mr. 
White's successor, as general superintendent 
of the Marj'land District, Mr. Galloway 
assurred him that he would find the same 
sturdy, loyal support so noticeable during 
the incumbency of Mr. White. And as 
he rose to speak Mr. Van Horn was given 
the kind of a reception which emphasized 
the assurances just expressed and said that 
with that kind of support the Maryland 
District would continue to go ahead. He 
said that in his opinion there had never 
been on the Railroad, certainly in his long 
career with it, a better spirit among officers 
and men than there exists today, and he 
stressed the opportunity and responsibility 
of the officers in this connection. He 
illustrated this by saying that when an 
officer has an appointment with an em- 
ploye, for no matter what purpose, he 
should make it his duty to keep the ap- 
pointment and in that way extend the 
same thoughtfulness and courtesy to the 
employe which he expects in return. 

One of the high spots in the evening's 
program then followed with the introduc- 
tion of C. E. Owen, trainmaster, Baltimore 
Division, who in a most appropriate little 
address conveyed the formal greetings of 
the dinner guests to Mr. White, and with 
them as a memento of Maryland District 
friendship for him, the gift of a handsome 
watch, chain and charm. And in order 
for aU present to understand the invariable 
necessity of good teamwork, starting in 
the home and spreading itself over the 
entire personnel of the Railroad, E. V. 
Baugh, superintendent Dining Car De- 
partment, presented to "Mrs. General 
Manager" White a wonderful basket of 
flowers; this, of course, amidst laughter, 
applause and cheering. 

After such an evening the new general 
manager did remarkably well in his little 
address. He admitted a multitude of 
rapidly changing impressions ranging back 
to his early days on the Mar\'1and District, 
and continuing up to the time of his talk; 
impressions of war, troops, munitions, coal, 
conventions, inaugurations, European digni- 
taries, and all the other things that come 
into a railroad man's life during such times 
an'; in such a section of the country. He 
said that he expected the dinner would be 
a small one tendered by a few friends and 
that the number of men who had come 
out to wish him well was a great and 
pleasant surprise: that such a turnout 

was just like Baltimore and Ohio men, 
that it illustrated the way they had respond- 
ed whenever he had called upon them during 
his work as general superintendent and 
that he would never forget the sincerity of 
the final evidence they were giving him, 
in the token of the dinner and of the gift, 
of their friendship and good wishes. 

The toastmaster then read letters of 
regret from several of our officers, including 
Vice Presidents Galloway and Fries, whose 
business engagements had made it impos- 
sible for them to be present and whose 
letters showed that they were in entire 
harmony with the spirit of the evening. 

Some new verses had been written for 
the Baltimore and Ohio Officers' Song in 
honor of the occasion and were sung by 
the members of the Glee Club as follows: 

Our hats are ofif to those who know 
Just how to make a railroad go. 
And so we thank the gods who sent 
Us Daniel Willard for President. 


Away, away, oh, here they come, 
Open your eyes and watch them hum, 
All past records they'll put on the bum, 
The men of the Baltimore — Heigh-0! 

Though our accounts be small or great. 
There's one man sees them up to date, 
George Shriver's lights will ne'er grow dim. 
We'll name our babies after him. 


And Charlie Galloway's a peach — 
Just watch him strive a goal to reach; 
Than lose a point he'd rather "bust" — 
With him you'll win or bite the dust. 


In the traffic world he does his bit, 
This Archie Fries and makes a hit; 
In work or play he's all the same — 
But \-ou should see him write his name! 


And here's the chap with the awful punch, 
Who takes his coat off with the "bunch;" 
The air is blue 'round Eddie Scheer — 
'Tis black smoke causes it, we hear. 


Here's to the boy who's in the light — 
None other than our R. B. White; 
With smile as broad as his heart is big. 
He'll make all New York dance a jig. 


Here's to every man of yoti! 
Your hearts are right, your aim is true, 
We'll make our mighty railroad throb. 


At the Speaker's Table, from left to right, are: General Superintendent Transportation Curren; Chief Engine J 
Galloway; President Willard; Mr. J. M. White, father of the honored guest; Senior V i 

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A big hit was then made with the singing 
of a parody on "Gallagher and Shean" as 
fully set forth on another page in this issue. 

The occasion was brought to an appro- 
priate close by the singing of Auld Lang 
Syne by the entire assemblage. 

Following were the committees in charge: 
Arrangements: F. G. Hoskins, Chair- 
man, C. M. Shriver, E. V. Baugh, H. L. 
Denton, W. W. Calder, J. E. Sands, W. E. 
Neilson, G. S. Crites, J. D. Gallary, W. O. 
Shields, J. P. Hines, D. M. Fisher, J. W. 

Banquet: E. V. Baugh, Chairman, H. 
L. Denton, C. M. Shriver, J. P. Dugan. 

Presentation: C. E. Owen, Chairman, 
W. C. Donnelly, C. B. Harveson, B. H. 
Prinn, J. C. Basford, H. K. Hartman. 

Finance: C. M. Shriver, Chairman, C. 
A. Plumiy, M. J. Doyle, W. E. Shannon, 
J. W. Sparks. 

Printing and Program: li. E. Herold, 
Chairman, E. V. Baugh, F. G. Hoskins, 
T. D. Dodds, F. H. Groom, W. M. Devlin, 
E. A. Freeman, J. L. Hayes, H. H. Taggart, 
C. A. Mewshaw, F. L. Sheakley, G. A. 
McGinn, G. R. Leilich, J. H. Lindsay. 

Entertainment: R. M. Van Sant, Chair- 
man, F. G. Hoskins, C. B. Harveson, J. P. 
Hines, J. P. Dugan, F. W. Fritchey, H. 
La Mar. 

These Employes Know How to be 
Good Neighbors 

By L. M. Mason, Correspondent, Wellston, Ohio 

THE Wellston, Ohio, "Daily Sentinel" 
of March 6, 1923 calls attention to 
another of those acts which so splen- 
didly exemplify the Good Neighbor Policy 
of our Company. 

It appears that on the previous evening 
a woman with four small children ap- 

proached the ticket window at WeH^ton 
and inquired "if the train for Athens was 
due." The train. No. 54, had just left. 
The woman gave a sigh of regret that she 
was late and had missed it; she was tired 
and worn out and had hoped to be in time 
to make the train and reach her destination 


ntenance Stimson; Reverend Frank G. Porter; General Manager Scheer; Mr White: District Master Mechanic 
sident Shriver ; Genera! Superintendent Van Horn Passenger Traffic Manager Calloway 

so that she would not have to travel far 
into the night with her little ones. 

By a fortunate accident Trainmaster 
Dick Mallon and Chief Dispatcher A. L. 
Johnson were in the station. They heard the 
story and it immediately appealed to them. 

The operator was directed to hold No. 
54 at Hamden, about three mies away, and 
Mr. Johnson started immediately on a hunt 
for a taxi in which to take the woman and 
children tQ overhaul their train. He met 
Mr. A. D. Goddard, a local undertaker, 
explained the circumstances fully, with 
the result that Mr. Goddard immediately 
jumped into his car, ran to the station, 
picked up the women and her flock, and in 
a few minutes they were happily on their way 
on No. 54 without cost or delay to the train. 

The "Wellston Daily Sentinel" tells us 
that the thanks of the woman were heart 
touching, and further adds "This adds 
another to the many good records made by 
the Baltimore and C)hio employes during 
the ninety-six years it has been operating 
under its charter. " 

Crossing Watchman Urmson 
Risks Life to Save Boys 

ON February 20, P. & L. E. engine 9127 
was pushing four cars ahead of engine 
over the Furnace Street Crossing 
of our Company at New Castle, Pa. Three 
small boys were crossing the tracks at this 
time, and, stepping from behind a freight 
car, did not notice the approaching train and 
were about to step on the track in its path. 

Crossing Watchman Jack Urmson, at 
the risk of losing his own li£e, ran across the 
tracks in front of the oncoming engine and 
stopped the children from walking into 
almost certain death. 

Jack Urmson is one of the faithful em- 
ployes of the Akron Division, and^has been 
highly commended by his supenfttendent 
for his action in this case. Of a retiring 
and modest disposition, "Jack" said 
nothing about the matter until it was re- 
ported to the Railroad officers from an out- 
side source, when mquiry developed the 
facts outlined above, which is the explana- 
tion of our failir-; to previously report the 
incident in our M.\g.\zine. 

Yumpin Yiminy 

Ole Olcson had been working as an en- 
gine w-iper and his boss, a thritty man, had 
been coaching him for promotion to fireman 
with such advice as: "Now, Ole, don't 
waste a drop of oil — that costs money. And 
don't waste the waste, either — that's get- 
ting expensive, too," 

With these facts of economy pounded 
thoroughly into his head, Ole went up to be 
questioned on his eligibility as fireman. The 
last question was: "Suppose you rfi on 
your engine, on a single track. Yua go 
around a curve and see rushing toward you 
an express. What would you do?" 

Said Ole: " I grab de dam ' oil can; I grab 
de dam' waste — an' I yump, by yiminy!" 

— American Legion Weekly 



Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, ig2j 

Brunswick Veterans Hold Annual 


By R. L. Much, Magazine Correspondent 

THE morning of May i6 dawned cloudy 
and gloomy, with every indication 
that we were in for a "spell of weather." 
However, at eight a. m. Camden station 
was crowded with Veterans, their families 
and friends, ready to make the trip to 
Brunswick "rain or shine," and at 8.10, 
when the special left, about 200 persons 
were on board. General Superintendent 
White, Superintendent Hoskins, District 
Master Car Builder Calder, Trainmaster 
Mewshaw and other officers were on hand 
to see the start. Unfortunately President 
Allen was unable to accompany his chapter. 

One car of the special train was occupied 
by the Baltimore Chapter, invited guests 
of the Brunswick Veterans. 

On the train we saw Chief of Welfare 
Department W. W. Wood, Grand President 
of the Veterans and Mrs. Sturmer, Mrs. 
Charles Shipley, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. 
Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. George Bowers, Mr. 
and Mrs. J. Riley, Mr. and Mrs. Collings- 
worth, Mr. and Mrs. WiUiams, Mr. and 
Mrs. Elliott, Mr. Wilbur Galloway and 
family, Mrs. Baxter, and many others. 

Among interesting visitors at the picnic 
we saw Thomas Shenkel, who entered the 
service in 1870 and is now pensioned, and 
Baggageman Hanson, 53 years service, 
■ and still going strong. Mr. Hanson told 
•us that he remembered Brunswick in 1875 
when there were only four houses and no 
' railroad yards. What a difference today ! 
' The thri\'ing town built up through the 
'industry of the workers of the Baltimore 
' and Ohio is well worth a visit. 
' The special arrived at Brunswick at 
' 10.20 a. m. and was met by the Brunswick 
^committee, who assigned automobiles for 
t those who cared to use them to the Park; 
'the others formed a parade and marched 
^through town under the leadership of 
^Alr. Wood. The weather indications con- 
tinued disappointing, but after our arrival 
t-at the park, the sun broke through the 
°dull grey clouds and a fine day seemed 

Arriving at the fine park of the City 
of Brunswick, the visitors quickly made 
themselves at home, some sitting on 
benches under the trees, others on the grass 
and still others making an "immediate 
break" for the "eats," which were plentiful. 
A fine chicken and ham luncheon was 
served by the ladies, which every one 

After lunch, we made our way down 
town to see the parade, and well worth 
seeing it was, too. The parade was headed 
by the Grand Marshall, Engineer Jesse 
Mann and Assistant Marshall Green on 
horseback, followed by the Rohrersville 
Band. Then came Veterans and \'isitors 
in automobiles and the "Jazz" float. 

Next in line was the West Brunswick 
School, carr\'ing banners relative to forest 
production, forest preservation, etc. 

The East Brunswick school children, all 
in white, made a brave showing. They 
carried banners with "Safety Slogans" 
such as "Daddy, Be Careful," "Balti- 
more and Ohio Safety First," etc. The 
St. Francis School children and the parade 
of local merchant's advertisements made a 
pretty appearance, while the Brunswick 
Band furnished good music for the march. 

Next in line came the Volunteer Fire 
Brigade with their motor driven engine, 
all the members being dressed in their 
new uniforms, and making a fine appear- 
ance. Their chief, W. G. Cummings, 
Chief W. C. Nunce and Truck Engineer 
C. O. Coop>er are to be commended on the 
military appearance of their company. 

The Fire Company was followed by the 
Cow Boys in their holiday regalia, who 
were heartily cheered by the crowds 
assembled to greet them. 

Last in line we find the old Veterans, 
not so many in number as in former years, 
but still marching as members of the loyal 
Baltimore and Ohio family to the last. 

After the parade reached the City Park, 
it was reviewed by Vice President Galloway, 
General Manager Scheer, Superintendent 

Hoskins and other officers who had arrived 
at 2.00 p. m. Their special was met at 
the station by the Veterans' committee, 
headed by our medical examiner, Dr. 
H. S. Hedges, who escorted them to^the 

Speeches were made by Vice President 
Galloway, General Manager Scheer, 
Superintendent Hoskins, Grand President 
of Veterans Sturmer, Judges Umer and 
Worthington, Hon. Jacob Rohrback, 
Superintendent of Schools G. Lloyd Palmer 
and Acting Mayor Jacob H. Moler. 

A demonstration by the fire laddies was 
next in order. This was enthusiastically 
cheered by the veterans and their visitors. 

Just before the program closed the new 
Baltimore and Ohio "Capitol Limited" 
passed ON TIME; everyone including 
our officers lifted their hats and cheered 
this new proof of the progressive march 
of our Company. 

During the late hours of the evening a 
chicken supper was served by the ladies, 
after which dancing — in which ofl!icers, 
employes and visitors joined — to music 
furnished by a local orchestra, continued 
until a late hour. 

Charles W. Galloway Ladies' 
Auxiliary No. i, Balti- 
more, Md. 

By Mrs. Charles W. Lewis, President 

THE high average attendance at our 
meetings is gratifying and encourag- 
ing; it shows an interest in the 
welfare of our organization which is seldom 
manifested in organizations or lodges of 
this description. 

At our April meeting, former Mayor 
(then Mayor) WilHam F. Broening was the 
speaker. He gave us an interesting descrip- 
tion of the welfare work done by the city 
in connection with the care of the poor 
and sick. Mrs. Steiner won the monthly 
prize; a center piece. 

Our regular meeting announced for May 
16 was postponed until May 23 to enable 
our officers and members to attend the 
annual outing of the Brunswick Veterans. 
A large delegation attended the picnic, 
wearing our colors. They were received 
at Brunswick station by the entertainment 
committee and conveyed to the picnic 
grounds. Automobiles were also furnished 
for our officers' use in the parade. 

The Brunswick Veterans are to be highly 
congratulated on their excellent parade 
and the perfect arrangements made for 
the entertainment of their guests. The 
trip home in our special was an enjoyable 
one. Many songs and hymns were sung. 
Sister Espey entertained us with several 
songs and Grand President Sturmer witn 
a short address. And, we must not forget 
Past President Wall who — as a long 
distance singer — has no equal. Did he 
have a good time? Ask him! 

Our luncheon in honor of Senior Vice 
President Shriver was held on May 23 at 

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the New Howard Hotel. A description 
of it will be found in another part of the 

Our auxiliary is growing fast and is 
becoming an active organization, taking 
its place with the best in Baltimore. It 
is the desire of the officers to make our 
meetings attractive and to devote their 

4 A Vets' Number! 
J, See next page for outline 

I of Special Veterans' Supple- 

f ment to Magazine. 

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efforts to making the pathway of life 
happier and brighter for others. 

Any Veteran's wife or widow is eligible 
for membership in our organization. A 
cordial welcome awaits all new members. 

A measuring party will be held at the 
home of our president June 27, and an 
excursion to Tolchestcr July 6. 

School children in parade, the Flag; visitors, new municipal fire-fighting apparatus, full luncheon baskets, good f illowship and veterans ealore 

were the impressions the visitor got at Brunswick on Veterans' Day, May 16 



Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ23 

Martinsburg Auxiliary Named for Senior 
Vice President George M. Shriver 

MAY 24 was a big day in the annals of 
the Martinsburg Ladies' Auxiliary 
to the Baltimore and Ohio Veterans, 
for it was then that this body was officially 
christened "The George M. Shriver 
Auxiliary," in honor of our senior vice 

The ceremony of christening took the 
form of a banquet — one of those for which 
the women of Martinsburg are famous. Mr. 
Shriver had been invited to enjoy the 
festivities, but being unable to be present, 
he sent as his representative his assistant, 
F. X. Milholland. Among the other visi- 

[T has often been suggested that the 
M.\GAZINE devote an entire issue to 
Baltimore and Ohio history, and 
particularly that part of it dating back 
to the early Railroad days of the Baltimore 
and Ohio Veterans who are now active or 

The press of current material each month 
in the Magazine makes it impossible to 
dedicate an entire issue to our Veterans, 
but we can increase the size of the Magazine 
by twenty or thirty pages for a single 
issue to handle a large number of stories 
which would be of especial interest to our 
old timers. 

We are especially anxious to secure the 
pictures of well known Railroaders of the 
period 1 870- 1900, men of the type of 
John K. Cowen, receiver and later president, 
and "Tom" Fitzgerald, general manager, 
both of whom were widely known and 
beloved by the employes of the Road. 

Pictures of employes now living, but 
shown in a Railroad setting of thirty or forty 
years ago, on station platforms, on engines 

UNDER the leadership of Ray Smitn, 
late dispatcher and president of the 
Veterans' chapter at Brunswick, a safe 
and sane plan for the payment of death 
benefits to the survivors of deceased Vet- 
erans, was put into successful operation. 

Soon after Mr. Smith was elected presi- 
dent of the chapter, he put it up to the 
members that if each man would contribute 
$1.00, it would provide a fund which could 
he turned over to the widow or other re- 
sponsible survivor of the first member of 
the lodge who died, immediately after his 

"XoTE: This article was secured by the editor of 
the Magazine from the late lamented Ray Smith 
some time before his death. Though the details of 
the plan may have changed recently, the underlying 
principle is sound and contains a good suggestion. 

tors from out of town were Grand Vice 
President and Mrs. Garvey, of Wheeling, 
and Mrs. Charles W. Lewis, president of the 
Charles W. Galloway Auxiliary of Baltimore. 

An interesting program assured a 
most enjoyable evening. Music was fur- 
nished by an orchestra of young women 
and there were addresses by the vnsitors 
and by Father McKeefry, who was one of 
the guests of honor. Rev. F. M. Woods 
opened the meeting with prayer. President 
and Mrs. Fauver also gave delightful talks. 
All present voted this to be one of Martins- 
burg's happiest evenings. 

and cars, etc., will also be appreciated. 

Sometimes old photographs are so faded 
as to make satisfactory reproduction 
difficult, but send in anything you may have 
and we will try to work it up as best we 
can, returning safely to you whether we 
use it or not. 

Any reminiscences involving men who 
were well known up and down the Road 
in their day can be used nicely and also 
any stories covering notable epochs in the 
history of the Road such as the opening 
of the road from Baltimore to Philadelphia, 
the running of the first train through the 
Belt Line Tunnel, the running of the first 
Baltimore and Ohio train over our own 
tracks into Chicago, etc., etc. 

Protect all pictures carefully with card- 
board and mark plainly on all pictures and 
manuscripts the name of the person send- 
ing and to whom they should be returned. 

We would appreciate greatly coopera- 
tion of our Veterans in making this the 
most interesting number of our Magazine 
ever published. 

death and when ready money is so often 
needed badly. The plan was put into opera- 
tion and with the growth of the member- 
ship, a payment of $205.00 is now available 
to the family of each Veteran in the event 
of his death. 

In order to provide against the contin- 
gency of two members passing away in 
quick succession, the reserve fund is now 
represented by $2.05 from each member, 
providing an immediate death benefit of 
$1.00 per member for each of two Veterans 
if and when deceased. The five cents premi- 
um is added to cover the secretarial and 
postal expenses incident to the handling of 
the fund. 

Now, in Brunswick, when a Veteran dies, 
his widow need have no apprehension about 
lack of ready money. As soon as word of 
the death reaches the chapter, a sum of 
money amounting to $1.00 from each mem- 
ber of the chapter is immediately placed at 
her disposal. This seems to be an excellent 
plan and that it has met with the cordial 
support of the Brunswick Veterans is shown 
by the fact that no canvass needs to be made 
for the $1.00 assessment. All the members 
gladly contribute this amount as soon as a 
Veteran dies, so as to keep the benefit fund 
up to the reserve strength necessary to in- 
sure it against the passing away of two 

In Memoriam — William 

By Clara McDonald Taylor 

AGAIN the Angel of Death has visited 
us and taken from our ranks our 
beloved brother, William Burkhart. 
His illness, although long, was borne 
with patience and fortitude. 

His life was replete with noble qualities, 
and was a wonderful example. His per- 
sonality was full of a sunny charm which 
cannot die, but must live on, and we who 
are left behind will reap the benefits of 
his noble Hfe. 

We shall miss him at our gatherings. 
He was highly esteemed by all itad was a 
lovable friend. His amiable character 
won for him a host of friends in our lodge 
and in our city. 

Brother Burkhart's wife, who is left to 
mourn his loss, was a former president of 
our Auxiliary. Our sincere sympathy is 
with her and the children, in their great 

Experience teaches us that the weight 
of such a sorrow is hard to bear, but we 
remember that we are but human and that 
the Angel of Death will call us one by one. 

"I am not changed by what has happened, 

I am nearer than you think, 

I can come for still I love you. 

And unbroken is the link. 

"So when you feel sad and lonelj-. 

And each day but miss me more, 

Think of me as one who's entered 

Rest through death's mysterious door. 

"Not a door locked, barred or bolted, 

But a portal leading straight 

Into life, where I, with others, 

Watch your coming, for you wait. 

"Wait until the shadows lengthen, 

As sinks down life's setting sun, 

Wait till dawns that better morning, 

When the parted shall be one." 

Our Ladies' Auxiliary 
By Mrs. O. L. Wallburg, Lima, Ohio 

TO any one not a member of this 
wonderful Auxiliary of ours there 
never comes that knowledge, or 
rather that spirit which makes itself mani- 

A Veterans' Number 

In Which Many Readers of This Department Can Have a Part 

Helpful Death Benefit Plan Adopted by Brunswick 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June. 192 j 


fest wherever there is a gathering of the 
ladies of this organization anywhere on the 
System. It has a quality that is lacking 
in auxiliaries of other bodies, due no doubt, 
more to the reason for its inception than to 
any other one thing. 

To be the wife or life partner of a veteran 
employe of this great System of ours, of 
which our membership is composed, means 
to have shared the trials, responsibilities, 
joys, sorrows, happiness and sometimes 
grief for a considerable period of time 

with our partner, and having gone through 
that experience, the result usually gives to 
its possessor a larger and broader view of 
life. So when kindred spirits of this nature 
meet :ogether there can be no other result 
( Continued on pa^e 88) 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June 192^ 

The Declaration ^^£2 Independence 


Compliments of Remington Typewriter Co. 

What a mind picture is created by the associations clinging to the signatures affixed to the Declara- 
tion of Independence ! 

Behind each name stands a personality, vital and human, linking their wonderful lives and time to 
the achievements of the present and the hope of the future. 

All that America has become was contained in prophecy in the character of the men who signed 
the immortal Declaration. Like the Republic, for which they were responsible, they represented many 
types of mind and varieties of career. 

The South contributed picturesque Southern planters, brilliant soldiers, and at least one political 
philosopher. Intellectual New England sent its stout-hearted and iron-willed statesmen. The Middle 
Colonies added to these, men of finance, social philosophers and the professional type. A brilliant, 
steadfast, farseeing group to whom not only the United States but civilization itself owes a stupendous 

Think of John Hancock of Boston, who signed first. Surely his was the boldest signature ever 
affixed to a State document, and it represented a character of equal boldness and force. 

Picture to yourself Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia, in his homespun costume, with his homely 
speech that nevertheless contained depths of philosophical and practical wisdom. Recall him as he stood 
at the French Court and by his sheer personality captured the imaginations and opened the purse strings 
of the French Exchequer. 

Remember the daring of Charles Carroll of CarroUton, who wrote his address after his name, 
because, as he said, "he wished the Government when it wanted to hang him to know where to look 
for him." This signer was the richest man in the Colonies at that time and the only Catholic, as well as 
the only one who gave his home address. 

Picture to yourself John Adams of Boston, of the marvelously courageous soul whose specialty 
for several years had been the hurling of defiance in the face of the British Government. 

The name of Benjamin Rush of Philadelphia, the famous physician whose medical service had 
been so great, and that other great Philadelphian, Robert Morris, the banker who became the financial 
genius of the Revolution, make clear to us the great part Pennsylvania played in the founding of this 

And Thomas Jefferson, the great Virginian, who gave form and body in the Declaration, to the 
magnificent decision to be free that was burning in the hearts of the people of the Colonies. 

In imagination one understands the grief that must have been in the heart of Richard Henry Lee, 
who was absent from Congress because of sickness in his famUy, and thus lost the opportunity of pre- 
paring this mighty message to mankind. 

Richard Stockton, founder of the family famous in naval history, signed for New Jersey. 

The name of Livingston adds luster to the history of New York. It is one which has persisted in 
that state and is borne today by worthy descendants of Philip Livingston, the signer. 

Every meeting place, whether it be a hotel or residence, and each school in the United States should 
have a f ac-simile of the Declaration of Independence, and the children should be famiUar with the name 
and life work of these sturdy patriots. Each colony contributed of its best. Typical men were these, 
who pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor in the cause of Freedom, Justice and 

Each home in the land, also, should have the message of this mighty document speaking from its 
walls, that true patriotism may be inspired by the mental procession of great characters brought into 
being by these great names. 

When the Declaration was accepted on July the Fourth, the Liberty Bell hanging in the belfry of 
the old Pennsylvania State House, now known as Independence Hall, first proclaimed to the people 
the glad tidings that Liberty was born in the New World. What that bell did for the colonists of that 
day the sight and reading of the Declaration should do for the citizens of the present. It should pro- 
claim the meaning of America and make us pledge oiurselves anew to the service of the Spirit of America. 

(Copyright by H. H. Tammen Co.) 

Ballinwre and Ohio Magazine, June, iQ2j 


] Safety Roll of Honor 

Staten Island Lines 

Trainman Joseph Leahy. 0.15 a. in. 
April 3. Noticed unusual noise while pull- 
ing drag of cars up Run Track, St. George. 
Investigation developed broken rail. Re- 
pairs made. 

Baltimore and Baltimore 
Terminal Divisions 

Foreman W. Day. February 28. While 
Train No. 93 passing his house, Gaither, 
Md., heard noise. Upon investigation 
found broken rail. Flagged train and called 
trackmen to make repairs. 

Conductor Joseph Brown and Flagman 
F. E. Miller. Train 2nd 94. March 29. 
While watching running of train discovered 
broken arch bar S. P. 88662. Car set ofif 
without derailing. 

Operator J. F. Elste. Poplar. January 
20. Observed hot journal box rear coach, 
Train No. 9, passing his station. Called up 
Rpssville Brick Yard, had train flagged and 
car was set off, averting possible accident. 

Engineer H. L. Frame. March 14. While 
waiting at Newark for No. 5, observed de- 
fective arch bar under car in train of No. 94. 
Notified operator. 

Operator J. M. Cunningham. Hollofield 
Tower. April 2. Observed Baltimore and 
Ohio 132374 with bulged s'des in passing 
train. Car set out at EUicott City and later 
moved to shop for repairs. 

Signal Maintainor J. H. Smith. Carroll. 
April 4. As Train 88 passing over switches 
observed broken wheel under P. R. R. 
596998. Train stopped and car set off. 

Car Inspector G. Erhardt. Mount 
Winans. April 20. While testing air 
brakes of eastbound extra observed plank- 
ing and cross ties of overhead bridge on fire. 
Secured water pail and extinguished fire 
before serious damage was done. 

Cumberland Division 

Brakeman W. D. Clingan. May 9. 

Found six inches of wheel missing, car 
Baltimore and Ohio 191755 at Oakland. 
Car set out. 

Conductor T. L. Crawford. May 7. 

Wliile passing water station near Streckers, 
heard unusual noise. Looking from caboose 
saw piece of flange on track. Stopped train 
and found 1 8 inches of flange broken out of 
wheel on Baltimore and Ohio 222218. Car 
set off for repairs. 

April 29. When Extra 7120 made hill 
stop at Altamont, three young men called 
attention of Engineer Haddix to broken 
wheel on car in his train. Investigation 
developed 28 inches broken out of wheel 
Baltimore and Ohio 325070. It has not 
been possible to ascertain names of the 
young men calling attention to this defect. 

Conductor H. E. Hannis. March 15. 
Keyser Yard. l""()un(l broken rail near No. 
7 switch. Reported to trackmen and re- 
pairs made. 

Engineer J. A. Sinclair and Fireman D. 

Cox. March 23, 10.20 p. in. Returning 
light to Hardman on engine 7026 observed 
slip of stone and dirt of about five tons on 
No. 2 track, west end Cassiday's straight. 
Protected obstruction, which occurred 
shortly before No. 4 due, and reported slide 
to Newburg office. 

Car Inspector G. Companizzi, 
Holloway, Ohio 

Connellsville Division 
Operator W. Gaiuner. Marklelon. IVIay 
16. Observed door on car of stock swinging 
open in train of Extra East, engine 4845. 
Train stopped and repairs made, averting 
possible accident. 

Flagman P. D. Martz. May 10. Dis- 
covered broken rail east of Oriental. Pro- 
tected damage and arranged for trackmen 
to make repairs. 

Pittsburgh Division 

Lineman M. C. Shank. April 29. Ob- 
served broken wheel in passing train. Ad- 
vised train crew and car set out. 

Wheeling Division 

Car Inspector G. Companizzi. Holloway, 
( Jhio. W'hile insjjecting train of engine 2242, 
found loose wheel on Baltimore and Ohio 
car 336862. Wheel had only moved one 
quarter inch on axle, and defect difficult to 
delect. Of)scrvation shows particularly 
careful insi)ection and averted possible 

Charleston Division 

Conductor C. W. Berry. May 28. Ar- 
rived at Gassaway, W. \'a. from Grafton, 
10.15 a. m. Had car in his train for West 
Sutton, W. Va. On arrival in Gassaway 
Yard advised yard conductor regarding this 
car, with result that it was switched out and 
moved to West Sutton in train leaving 
10.30 a. m. If Conductor Bcny had not 
taken this interest, car would not have 
movetl until ff)llowing day. He assisted in 
making CAR .MILES. 

Conductor A. Kiddy. On arrival at 
Charleston, W. Va., called dispatcher, 
Gassaway, on long distance telephone, 
advising him tree had fallen through wires 
at mile post 39 plus 13 jjoles, interrupting 
wire communication south of Gassaway. 
Lineman sent to make repairs. 

Conductor W. E. Nordeck. May 17. 

Reported automobiles crossing track in 
front of trains, giving license numbers. 

Mr. J. A. Posey. May 9. Flagged Train 
61, advising crew of land slide in McCoy's 

Engineer Frank Kerrigan, Fireman I. W, 
Bamett, Conductor P. J. Condry, Baggage- 
man J. B. Brown, Car Repairman N. A. 
Skinner and Water Station Repairman R. 
P. Fisher. Cleared slide, resulting in delay 
of only 30 minutes to passenger train. 

Conductor P. Bazzle, Engineer J. C. 
Jarrett, Fireman H. Gunter, Brakeman E. 
W. Underwood, K. G. Long and H. C. Case. 

April II. Found fire on right of way at 
Blue Ridge Mine siding, surrounding 
miners' houses in that vicinity, and families 
leaving homes with children. Stopped 
train and put out fire before damage done 
to houses. 

Conductor B. R. Bragg, Engineer A. F. 
Vorholt, Fireman J. Buckner, Brakeni«£n H, 
E. Bragg, C. C. Cogar and R. M. Shelton. 

April 21. Found main line obstructed by 
slide near Shellon, W. Va. Cleared slide 
without calling section men. 

Foreman W. W. Squires. Commended 
for picking up and forwarding good ma- 
terial to Stores Department. 

Relief Agent A. H. Marshall. Heater, 
W. Va. May 18. Observed brake rigging 
down under Baltimore and Ohio 127 189 
passing his station. Train stopped and 
repairs made. 

Statement of observances and corrections by operators, Cumberland Division 

April and May, 1923. 







Brake Rigging 



Cross Braces 

Door Swinging 

Drop Bottom 

April la 

Ex. W 


J. L. Schroder .Operator. . . 

Martinsburjr. . 


.\pril 22 


L E. Cotirtnev OnM-atnr 



AprU 29 

Ex. W 


J. D. Rockwell 

Operator. . . 

Green Spring. . 


May 2 

Ex. E 


Max Brown.. . 


Kearneys ville . 


May 8 

Ex. W 


E. F. Bechtol.. 

Operator. . . 

Orleans Road. 


May 12 

Ex. W 


J. D. RockweU 

Operator. . . 

Green Spring.. 









Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 1923 

Foreman S. L. Queen. Horner, \V. Va. 
May 26. Picked up five grease cups and 
other good material on his section and for- 
warded to Stores Department for re-issue. 

Conductor D. Harmon, Brakemen P. R. 
Davis, E. L. Steele and French Pifer. Alay 
16. Midvale, W. Va. Found Sou. 155 1 80 
with broken train line and burst air hose. 
Made temporary repairs and moved to ter- 

Chicago Division 

Operator J. B. Hayes. Wolf Lake, Ind. 
April 28. Oliserved red hot wheel on car in 
train of Extra 4218. Train stopped and 
bo.x given attention. 

Akron Division 

Trucker R. D. Jackson. Cleveland, Ohio. 
May II. Observed truck driver take a 100 
pound keg of white lead from platform, 
hiding it under canvas on his truck. Noti- 
fied Tallyman T. Dillon, who advised Fore- 
man "Tom" O'Hara. Company police- 
man called, truckman held and stolen goods 

Locomotive Inspector D. Bixler. Dis- 
covered broken rail near water tank, 
Painesville. Reported to proper officers. 

Conductor J. C. McKenna. Found 
broken angle bar on track west of passenger 
station, Newcastle. Reported to trackmen 
and repairs made. 

Baggage Master G. G. Rowan. May 5. 

Train 42. Canton. Discovered arch bar on 
tank truck, engine 1318, bent and in bad 
condition. Engine cut off train, averting 
probable serious accident. 

Car Inspector C. Talamonti. Ohio Jet. 
May 13. While off duty, discovered Balti- 
more and Ohio 80540 on fire. Called city 
fire department, and fire put out before 
serious damage done. 

Ohio Division 
Brakeman F. Long. April 19. While 
picking up cars at Blanchester discovered 
broken wheel on C. & O. 34992. Car set 

Operator P. R. Sperry. Sabina. April 19. 
Observed brake rigging down on car in 
train of Extra 2798 East. Flagged train 
and repairs made. 

Operator F. R. Thomas. Lore City, Ohio. 
April 18. Observed brake beam dragging 
on car in Train No. 97. Stopped train and 
repairs made. 

Brakeman J. W. Yerian. Newark, Ohio. 
April 23. Observed brake beam down under 

Now We Need Business! 

It is probable that from now on and until the annual grain movement gets 
under way, there will be a gradual decrease in the amount of business offered. 

There is no reason, however, why this should result in idle cars or idle 
men on the Baltimore and Ohio, 

No reason — if we all get busy and use every reasonable expedient to bring 
business to our rails. 

Have you a friend who controls the movement of any freight? If so, will 
you not get in touch with him immediately and ask him to do what he can to 
send it over the Baltimore and Ohio? 

One of the best ways of securing additional business is through acquaint- 
ances working for other railroads who can put in a good word for the Baltimore 
and Ohio and the service it gives. Such men are often able to control the entire 
routing of shipments moving long distances. 

A busy railroad means a happy railroad, with well employed facilities and 
men. Let's get busy and see to it that the Baltimore and Ohio continues to be 
a busy railroad in so far as we can possibly make it. 

■— ^, 

car in Train 93 passing East Main Street 
Crossing. Train stopped and repairs made. 

Operator F. R. Thomas. Lore City, Ohio. 
May 7. Observed Ijrake beam down under 
car in train 85. Train stopped and repairs 

Mr. Edward Smith. Braggs, Ohio. May 
7. Found tree blown down, obstructing 
tracks. Flagged No. 55 and assisted in re- 
moving obstruction. Division superin- 
tendent has thanked Mr. Smith for his 

St. Louis Division 

Operator D. E. Niester. Seymour, Ind. 
May 15. While No. 97 was passing office, 
observed brake rigging down on car in 
train. Train stopped and repairs made. 

Operator H. R. Schroeder, Carlyle, Ind. 

May 24. Observed brake rigging down on 
car in train 90. Train stopped and repairs 

Eggs and Eggs 

"George, you may bring me two fried 
eggs, some ham, a pot of coffee, and some 
rolls," said the man to the waiter. 

" Yes, sir. " 

His companion said: "You may bring 
the same. No; just ehminate the eggs." 
"Yes, sir. " 

In a moment the waiter returned. 

"Excuse me, sir, but what did you say 
about them eggs?" 

"I merely told you to eliminate them." 

"Yes, sir." And he hurried away to 
the kitchen. 

In two minutes he came back once more, 
leaned confidentially and penitently over 
the table and said: 

"We had a bad accident this morning, 
sir, and the liminator got busted off, right 
at the handle. Will you take them fried 
same as this gentleman?" 

— Boston Transcript. 

Irate Golfer — You must take your chil- 
dren away from here, Madam — this is no 
place for them. 

Mother — Now don't you worry — they 
can't 'ear nothin' new — their father was a 
sergeant-major, 'e was! — London Opinion. 

From a schoolboy's essay on soap: 
"Soap is a kind of stuff made in cakes 
what you can't eat. It smells good and 
tastes awful. Soap always tastes worse 
when you get it in 3'our eye. Father says 
Eskimoes don't never use soap; I wish I 
was an Eskimo." — M. M. C. News 

The members of the Glee Club made a nice appearance in their summery costumes— Ninth Year, Spring Concert, Baltimore, May 25 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iQ2j 


Among Ourselves 

Baltimore and Ohio and Baltimore 
and Ohio Annex Building 

Law Department 

Corresi)ondent, Georce \V. Haulenbeek 

In i86i 

There is another item I want to touch 
upon, though it might be denominated 
ancient history, but it brings out a point as 
to loyahy to our colors — our flag. 

The war of the rebellion, otherwise known 
as the Civil War, began with the firing on 
Fort Sumpter in Charleston Harbor. Xow 
please be patient with me for I will not 
offend in my utterances as to the why and 
wherefore of the conflict. The City of New 
York, particularly at the outbreak of hos- 
tilities, was the rendezvous or resort of 
Southerners; the Unijjn clement feared an 
outbreak, and so a liody of determined men 
called upon the newspapers to know on 
which side they had cast anchor. 

The New York Tribune, Horace Gree- 
ley's paper, was quick to respond, by dis- 
playing our national colors. Then the New 
York Herald received a call. James Gordon 
Bennett the elder, was- obdurate and un- 
yielding. Finally he realized that the 
crowd in the street was filled with deter- 
mination and he gave up, giving sjjecial 
prominence to the colors and the affair was 
happily terminated. 

In 1881 

In 1 88 1, and this too might be regarded 
as venerable in character, John K. Cowen, 
then general counsel, took me to the office 
of L. M. Cole, the then head of our Passen- 
ger Department occupying a small office at 
Camden Station. After an introduction, 
Mr. Cole was requested to furnish me with 
a pass good for ten days, between Baltimore 
and Washington, as I had not given up my 
Washington home. The ten day plan was 
to give me a chance to demonstrate whether 
I could read my shorthand notes with ease 
and accurately transcribe them. After 
two or three days, Mr. Cowen decided that 
I filled the bill. My happiness was aug- 
mented by the receipt of a quarterly pass, 
and I was proud to feel that I was enrolled 
as an employe of the Baltimore and Ohio 

John W. Garrett 

John W. Garrett was president at that 
time. He had a way of writing in pencil on 
documents placed before him, and his 
chirography was so atrocious, that, like 
Horace Greeley, after his emendations 
became cold, he had great difficulty in deci- 
phering them himself. 

Josiah A. Kinsey 

When Mr. Cole gave me the passes I refer 
to Josiah A. Kinsey was his shorthand 
secretary. Mr. Kinsey gave me the first 
real smile I received in the service and I 
have always remembered it. He is now 
secretary to the Commissioner of Police 
located in the Court House, Baltimore City. 
Whenever I have occasion to call upon the 
Police Department for information, my 
friend Mr. Kinsey is at my service. 

New York Trains 

Our trains to New York at this time were 
hauled by a string of horses from Camden 
Station to President Street, there to be 
connected with P. W. & B. trains to the 
east. When I was married in Washington 
City, in 1867, ten hours were required for 
the journey to New York. Now we run 
magnificient trains with every possible 
accommodation through in less than five 

In Bethlehem 

On Saturdays, the latter part of the day 
in Bethlehem is usually devoted by Beth- 
lehem Steel Company's clerks and steno- 
graphers, to working in the garden, and 
thrift and order prevails. There is some- 
thing in the atmosphere of Pennsylvania 
that brings this about. Every girl is taught 
to do housework and none is afraid tu darn 
stockings. Mark that ! 

Miss Keller 

We have added to our Law Department 
clerical force another good stenographer in 
the person of Miss Margaret I. Keller of 
Romney, West Virginia. Please do not get 
the impression that because Miss Keller 
does not come from Boston, she is not fully 
qunlified for her work. Her touch S}'stem 
on the Remington is of the best brand, and 
her shorthand work is entitled to the same 
commendation. Miss Keller began her 
Law Department work on May 7, 1923. 

Careful Crossing Campaign 

I regard the campaign to "Stop That 
Leak," as most important, but the Careful 
Crossing Campaign, in my judgment, far 
exceeds it. I suggest that each SI.\c.azine 
correspondent and indeed every employe 
give it hearty support. 

Baggage and Milk Department 

Correspondent, Mabel L. Mesges 

Mr. Dugan attended the American Asso- 
ciation of General Baggage Agents' conven- 
tion held at Signal Mountain, Chattanooga, 
Tenn., Mav 9, 10 and 1 1. 

Mr. George A. Morton, general baggage 
agent. New York, New Haven and Hart- 
ford Railroad, New Haven, Conn., recently 
\-isited this office. Mr. Morton is one of the 
few general baggage agents still in active 
service who originated the American Asso- 
ciation of General Baggage Agents, an<l has 
participated in all the im))rovements which 
have been made in the service from the time 
of its infancy uj) to its present modern 

The Lion Tamer's Club held its annual 
convention in Akron, Ohio, on May 24, but 
as it was necessary to send in the notes 
before that time, we do not know whether 
its two most prominent members, "Mutt" 
and "Jeff," attended or not, although we 
understand that C. D. Honodle, the pojiular 
ticket agent of the Union Depot Company 
made extensive preparations to see that 
these distinguished members of the Club 
were properly entertained, which he can do 
so well. 

We hope that Mr. Honodle will let the 
AIagazine readers know what " Mut " and 
"Jeff" think of this beautiful city. 

Mr. Norris is now numbered among the 
^suburbanites, having purchased a home in 
Arbutus. He is already confronted with 
the commuters' usual i^roblems as he is 
wondering how he is going to take home the 
garden rake and other implements of tor- 
ture, and if such things can be carried on 
the Toonerville Trolley. We also under- 
stand that Mr. Norris has erected a new 
chicken house, and to make sure that he 
doesn't lose any of his choice birds, has 
.secured it with' the latest model in Yale 
locks. The hinges, no doubt an original 
idea, are made of leather. 

^I'he Police Department came very near 
being minus its local captain. J. J. 
McCarron, accompanied by Jerry Murphy, 
recently went on a fishing trip down the 
river. During the day Captain McCarron 
started out in the boat alone leaving his 
friend on shore. Sometime later Murphy 
was aroused bv shouts from down the river, 
"Save me! Save me! I'm floating out to 
sea!" Murphy promptly responded to the 
call for help, when it was found McCarron 
had lost his oars and had just realized his 
imminent danger. Mr. Murphy has been 
recommended for the Carnegie medaT'*'^ 

Engineering Department 

Corres])ondcnt, (J. K. Eden 

On the occ sion of his fiftieth birthday, 
Mav 3, the employes of this ofllicc presented 
Chief Clerk E. R. 'Sparks, with a beautiful 
basket of roses. We celebrated his birthday 
by partaking of a fine birthday cake made 
in his honor. h' 

Joe Kemp's latest name is "Bungalow 
Joe." Ask him why. 

While persuing a copy of one of New 
York's leading financial papers the other 
day I came across an article with the cap- 
lion "Give the Courtesy You E.\pect." 
On reading this article over I learned that 
it concerned the telephone and the way to 
use it. Some peoi)le think that a telephone 
operator is a machine and should not make 
erorrs. But it has Ijeen proved in the 
majority of cases that the trouble lies not 
with the operator, but with the person 
making the call. I did not intend to talk 
about telephones and persons using them. 
What appealed to me was that the title of 
that article "Give the Courtesy You Ex- 
pect " can, and does refer to whatever inter- 
course you may have with your fellow 
worker or with patrons. Nothing helps 
more to pave the way to success, no matter 
what the undertaking is, than to have the 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 192 j 

reputation of being courteous, and to live 
up to that reputation. " Give the Coutresy 
You Expect! " 

"Bill" Towson was all excited on May 
17, when friend stork visited his home and 
left a baby girl. Congratulations! 

This department was represented at the 
Ninth Annual National Conv^ention of the 
American Association of Engineers, which 
met in Norfolk, Va., on May 7, 8 and 9. 

Our baseball team has lost three games 
out of a possible four. (We might mention, 
as a coincidence, that the only game won 
was when Valentino Seitz moved). A 
pretty poor average, one must admit, but 
according to Captain Joe Gallagher, hopes 
are high. Though losing the games by 
narrow margins, the infield composed of 
bridge draftsmen, (what does a bridge 
draftsman know about baseball any way?) 
is not to blame. William L. Raabe, an 
employe of the Company held the luckv' 
number that awarded him the ten dollar 
gold piece which was raffled off for the 
benefit of the baseball team. 

Our old friend, "Bill" Kolker, made his 
usual monthly pilgrimage to the ofifice from 
the west ladened with sweet perfiimes, the 
like of which we believe even "Cleo" her- 
self never dreamed of. 

The bowling team representing this de- 
partment closed a successful year a short 
time ago, having won 72 games out of 90 
with a percentage of 800. They knocked 
down 44,665 pins with an average for the 
90 games bowled of 496.27. Fine work, 
fellows! Keep it up next season. 

Dan Cupid was not to be denied last 
month, so as his victim he selected Raymond 
B. Wilson, one of our many (?) h ndsome 
leveknen. The second party to the agree- 
ment was a demure Miss from Wheeling, 
W. Va., Margaret Klieves. The couple 
were married in Wheeling, the home of the 
bride, on May 2, and came east for a short 
honeymoon. Incidentally (and luckily for 
us) "Buck" stopped in the oTce and hon- 
ored us by presenting his chsrming bride. 

On the annotmcement "Buck" gave as his 
"at home" address Denver, Colorado, 
which goes to show he is following Horace 
Greeley's advice "go west ycung man." 
He has severed his connection with the 
Company and is now employed by the 
Denver Construction Company, Denver. 
Our best wishes go with you, "fiuck!" 

One of those blamed "English sparrows" 
tells us that we will have another wedding 
in the fall. How about it, Harry? 

A certain young man in our office has 
received a new name. Houdini, man of 
mystery. Who is he? 

OflBce of District Engineer, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Correspondent, G. F. Daubenmf.rkl 

J. W. Kathman is the proud possessor of 
a "Chevrolet." Joe says they're some 
"car." We hope to secure a ride ' hen he 
has matriculated to the S. F. D. Union. 

C. W. Brown, levelman, left the service 
April 30 to engage in business with his 
father at Baltimore. We wish him every 

A welcome is extended to J. T. Rowan, 
successor to Mr. Brown. We believe he 
will like "Cincy" better than the "Smoky 
City. " We will try to make him forget 

It is noticed that P. A. Callahan owns a 
program of the "May Festival. " From the 
size of it we are inclined to think it would 
require months of laborious study to find out 
what it means (apologies to Rube GoldVjerg.) 

A good beginning for Mr. Aro, Office of General 
Freight Claim Agent 

H. L. Scribner can give us a few pointers 
on the technic^ue of house painting, as he is 
a close observer of this class of work. 
Selah. Don't worry, Herbert, you'll get 
your reward some day, perhaps, if you 
keep watching. 

S. A. Graham does not care to walk down 
West Fifth Street when he goes to the old 
C. H. & D. depot to catch a train. How 
about it, Sam? 

Office of District Engineer, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Correspondent, J. M. Whealax 

We regret to annoimce the death of Miss 
Hazel M. Leasure, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ross Leasure and sister of "Bill" of 
this department. Miss Leasure's death 
occurred at the home of her parents in 
Hazelwood on April 15, after an illness of 
many months. Her death was not unex- 
pected, but nevertheless it came as a shock 
to her parents, brother and a host of friends. 
This column extends to Mr. and Mrs. 
Leisure and "Bill" its sincerest sympathy. 

Our new train, the "Capitol Limited," 
made an excellent impression on its first 
trip, being ahead of time at nearly every 
stop. We wish that more of our excellent 
trains were lifted out of the mass and given 
the recognition they deserve as supplj'ing 
something distinct and exceptional in the 
way of service to the traveling public. 
More of them deserve the distinction of 
being identified by name, and we hope to 
see our progressive and far-seeing officers 
adopt this suggestion. 

General Freight Claim Agent 

Correspondent, E. H. Brewer 

Owing to the sudden illness of our .efficient 
Correspondent, Miss Norma Ay)plegarthe, 
which necessitated a furlough for 30 days, 
I have been asked to act as substitute during 
her absence. 

I will endeavor to do the best I can and 
trust you will overlook my short comings. 

Half A Century Of Service 

Our genial and o])timistic foreman in 
charge of Refused and Unclaimed Freight 
at Camden Station, Samuel D. Lewis, has 
passed the fiftieth mile stone of service, 
having first entered the service as truckman, 
May 2, 1872, and being from time to time 
promoted until placed in charge of the 
refused and unclaimed freight, which was 
all formerly sent to Baltimore for disposi- 
tion. This method having been changed, 
Mr. Lewis was transferred to the Freight 
Claim Department on January i, 1919, and 
at that time made foreman, Refused and 
Unclaimed Freight sent to Camden Station. 

Mr. Lewis' record of service, loyalty and 
devotion to the Company's interest, should 
be an inspiration to the more youthful 
members of our family. 

Our timekeeper, Mr. Aro, is well known 
for his expression, "All here." In the 
accompanying photograph we do not know 
whether "they are all here," or not, but it 
looks like a pretty good beginning for one 
so young. 

Have you noticed a shortage of postage 
stamps recently? We are told that J. C. 
Roberts' best and only girl has been visiting 
in Merchantsville, N. J., and that he spends 
his evenings using reams of paper telling 
her now much he misses her. Moral. Let 
the wedding bells ring and save postage 

Relief Department 

Correspondent, H. Irving Martin 

"You must wake and call me early. Mother 

For I'm to be Queen of the May." 

These were not the words used by 
Margarette Schutte on the evening of 
April 23, but the thought was somewhat 

Not to be "Queen of the May," but on 
April 24 to be made "Queen of the Heart" 
of William R. MacCallum. 

Rev. Arthur C. Day at Madison Square 
M. E. Church said the fateful words which 
we feel will gladden the world always for 
our friend MacCallum, whose service with 
the Baltimore and Ohio is as clerk in the 
Freight Claim Department. 

All our society reporters were present, 
and they record that the bride was gowned 
in white canton crepe with hat of same 
material, and that this costume was most 
becoming to the tall willowy figure of the 

"Divinely tall, and most divinely fair." 

A story of a bouquet of perfect white 
rosebuds completes the description. 

The bride lived up to all traditions by 
arriving late at the church, but made up 
for this by crossing the gangplank of the 
Steamer Nantucket well ahead of leaving 
time, not quickly enough, however, to 
dodge an avalanche of rice dropped on the 
pair from the upper deck. 

The couple, when last heard from, were 
on their way to Florida and Cuba. 

Your correspondent inadequately ex- 
presses the regard of the office force for 
Miss Schutte when he says that she left us 
bearing with her our best wishes. 

A happy future and may every wish of 
their hearts come true. 

Telegraph Department 

Correspondent, Catherine J. Owings 

Recently we were favored with a visit of 
Division Operators Tuttle, Day, Plumly, 
Riling, McCarthy and Drawbaugh. 
Although these gentlemen spent most of 
their time in conference uptown, we are 
pleased that they found a few minutes to 
spend with us. 

As a rule the feminine sex is given credit 
for absent mindedness, but it did not happen 
to be a young lady who lost "ITS" wear- 
ing apparel in the Pennsylvania Hotel, 
while in New York. What say, Mr. Miller? 

The girls of the Telegraph Department 
wish to again extend their thanks to Mr. 
and Mrs. Plumly for the delightful ride in 
their new Hudson. It is a dandy car and 
they took us through a most beautiful part 
of the country. The ride was throughly 
enjoj^ed by all. 

Miss Catherine was asked if she was out 
with a red headed gentlemen. She replied 
" No, cotton head. " What kind of hair is 
cotton color? Ask Miss Catherine. We 
do not know. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iQ2j 


Our chief clerk was seen dining at Hydes. 
Who was the young lady? Ask "Bob." 
He was also seen going to Washington with 
one of the fair sex. 

Miss Catherine and Thornton are getting 
friendly. May be it \vi\\ be a match. Ask 
Catherine what "Billy" will say. 

That our department can show "speed" 
when occasion requixes is indicated by the 
fact that recently our chief clerk arose 
from his bed at 6.00 a. m., in order to be 
measured for a suit, which was completed 
in time for his use at a banquet held at 
7.30 p. m. the same day. 

Valuation Department 

Correspondent, J. A. Reneh.xn 

We are happy to note Miss Ritter's 
improvement and hope for her complete 
recovery before long. 

Nothing like being a political candidate 
and being invited out to dinner! J. A. 
Renehan (our Ex-Councilmanic Candidate), 
although not elected, made a good showing 
and we expect to see him elected next 

Ru'mor has it that Clifford wears a 
regular man's hat now, with a band on 
it an' everything. 

Mr. Pugh has a new radio set. Just at 
soon as he invites the office force out to 
"listen in" we will have a concert all our 

Office of Comptroller D^verell 

Correspondent, J. A. Rupp 

Now the heat of the Baltimore Mayoralty 
Campaign is over and the election decided, 
all haxnng voted for his or her favorite, it 
may be a source of consolation to those 
whose candidate was-^unsliccesstul to read 
the following motto of Mr. Harold O. 
Nordness, Cashier of the State Bank of 
Junius, South Dakota: 

Never mind the losing-think of how you 

Smile and shut your teeth, lad, take it like 
a man; 

Not the winning counts, lad, but the win- 
ning fair; 

Not the losing shames, lad, but the weak 
despair ; 

So when failure stuns you, don't forget your 

Smile and shut your teeth, lad, take it like 
a man. 

R. D. Finkbinder resigned on May i to 
enter another field of endeavor. We wish 
him ever}' success in his new undertaking. 

Auditor Coal and Coke Receipts 

Correspondent, J. Limpert 

Advance Notice— Save Your Pennies 

Another yoimg lady ot this office, Miss 
Grace O. Wedmore, recently flashed a 
sparkler on our startled gaze. A regular 
head light and a beauty. She says it's a 
birthday present, but we think not, and 
wouldn't be surprised if the big event were 
pulled off in the near future. 

The final round of the 1922-1923 Office 
Bowling League was rolled on night of April 
20. W. J. Atwell, captain; F. L. Miller, 
C. P. Spedden, A. Link and L. J. Downey 
composed the winning team. The names 
of these players will be engraved on the 
permanent trophy. Team standing, high 
! cores and individual averages for the season 

Team Standing 


Won Lost Cent, 

Head Lights 54 36 600 

Royal Blues 51 39 567 

Pull Men 47 43 522 

Bumpers 28 62 311 

High Single Game, Pritchard, 9-29-22.. . [44 
High Three Games, Atwell, 12-22-22. . .348 
High Single Team, Royal Blues, 12-1-22.513 
High Three Team, Head Lights, i-i 2-231458 

Individual Averages 


Pins Aver 































































A. Link 




















E. Link 















Auditor of Disbursements 

Correspondent, Lilian E. Schueler 

We are pleased to congratulate one of 
the veterans in the office of Assistant 
Auditor Disbursements, and as fellow 
workers, extend our hearty congratulations 
to E. L. Bangs. He entered the service 
of the Company April 12, 1893, and has 
had an interesting and varied career. 

His first employment was as car builder 
at Baileys. From there he was transferred 
to similar work at Locust Point Elevators 
where he served several years. Afterwards, 
he became assistant foreman of car repairs 
and speedometer work at Mt. Clare Shops, 
continuing there until 1905. 

He was then directed to report to the late 
Major J. G. Pangborn as assistant in 
arranging exhibits of an historical character 
which have been made from time to time 
by the Baltimore and Ohio. 

He wa.s one of the demonstrators at 
each of the historical exhibits, meeting 
many persons of note in the course of 
several years in this part of the service. 

He was also connected as an instructor 
with Mr. Pangborn in the apprentice school, 
the "Help Him Who Hel[js Himself," for 


M^ss E. C. Heidenrich, secretary to chief clerk. 
Office Auditor Coal and Coke Receipts 

young men in the service, giving instruc- 
tions gratis in several branches. 

Mr. Bangs, with his natural disposition 
and qualifications for this special work, 
has gathered a large amount of historical 
data, not only regarding motive power and 
other mechanical apijliances of the Com- 
pany, but also concerning other Railroad 

He is an authority on historical railroad 
matters. He has an extensive collection 
of rare coins and stamps, and one of the 
best collections of Lincoln Mementoes. 

From May i, 1917, he has been clerk 
in our Transportation Bureau, but is alsa 
called ujKjn for stories at various times on 
historical matters. He still has charge of 
the St. Louis Wodd Fair Exhibits which 
are stored at Martinsburg, reporting for 
this work to J. S. Murray, assistant to 

It might be noted that one of these 
exhibits is the famous Baltimore and Ohio 
locomotive "Atlantic," the "Grasshopper" 
engine built in 1832, which is now the oldest 
American built locomotive in existence. 
At various times this engine, under the 
guidance of Mr. Bangs and others, has 
been operated by Presidents Jackson, 
"l^incoln, McKinley and Roosevelt. 

Mr. Bangs received the degree of mechan- 
ical engineer from the Sheffield School of 
Electricity and also from the International 
Correspondence School at Scranton, Pa. 
He is a member of the National Puzzler's 
League. Many of the readers of the 
Magazine are familiar with this instructive 
amusement through the articles by Auditor 
of Disbursements Pryor, each month. 

It is an interesting fact that Mr. Bangs 
was one of five survivors of Uncle Sam's 
seamen at the time of the hurricane at 
Paj'o Pago Harbor in the Samoan Islands, 
in%eptember of 1874, when several German 
and American vessels were lost and onlv 
one vessel, a British cruiser, "Calliope" 
was saved. 

One of his pleasures and accomphshments 
is that of having been an organist for more 
than 30 years, in several churches, together 
with incidental training of the choirs. 

We all heartily wish Mr. Bangs and his 
esteemed wife many years of happiness. 

Miss Ethel Fisher has been wearing a 
beautiful diamond on "THE" finger of 
her left hand since Christmas. Wheij^will 
wedding bells peal forth the joyful tidings? 
Forsooth, we know not. Surmises? Oh 
yes, vve have, and our guess is — soon 
some lucky fellow will be made happy 
(or otherwise). Good luck and best wishes, 
Ethel dear. 

We are glad to see Miss V'irgin Mitchell 
back with us recovered from her operation. 

The romantic circfc.of the A. R. A. give 
out that one of the young ladies of that 
Bureau is to repeat "I do" by the side of 
an extremely nice member of the bar (no, 
you're all wrong this time, it's not >^ of 1%, 
he's 100%). 

It was good to see Miles Cavey back in 
our midst after two weeks of illness. 

Our office was represented at the annual 
convention of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon 
held at Atlantic City, April 24, 25, and 
26 by Messrs. Wilmer, Wilt and Waltzinger 
who report an enjoyable trip. Harold 
Wilt, captain of the rangers of the Baltimore 
Forest, was presented with a silver loving 
cup by the Atlantic City Forest. 

The Baltimore and Ohio General Office 
Duckpin league closed the 1922-1923 
season with an outing at Willow Grove 
Park, on May 5. Members of the team 
who attended have made those who didn't 
go regret the fact for more reasons than one. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iq2J 

The "A. D. " girls are going in for tennis, 
as a visit to Clifton Park any Monday 
evening from six to eight p. m. will prove. 
They are enthusiastic and extend an invi- 
tation to all girls who wish to benefit their 
health and spend an enjoyable evening 
"raising a racket" to join them at Clifton 
any Monday. 

G. H. Pryor, auditor disbursements, will 
pilot the Baltimore and Ohio Baseball Team 
in the Inter Club League, ably assisted by 
H. C. Shipley, business manager and R. H. 
Shakespeare, field captain. Players have 
been picked from all departments including 
shops. Games will be played at Walbrook 
Oval, Mt. Washington, Maryland Casualty 
and Ivlaryland Swimming Club. All league 
games will be called at 3.00 p. m. 

Mirrors of the A. D. 
Reflection No. 2 

"Mike and Ike" 

Well folks, the Gold Dust Twins are at it 
again and this time we select as the object 
of our friendly thrusts a wee (with apologies 
to 2240 pounds) mademoiselle, who weighs 
nearly as much as the rest of the A. R. A. 
Bureau. This sweet Miss just recovered 
from a long illness and, much to our surprise, 
instead of reducing she induced more 
avoirdupois to collect upon her already 
well supplied being. But the point of this 
is to express our pleasure in seeing her 
back, with the same bright smile. 

Auditor Freight Claims Office 

Correspondent, Nellie F. Collison 
The Baltimore and Ohio family repre- 
sents such a large body that one is always 
making new acquaintances among its 
members and e.xperiencing thrills in 
becoming closely acquainted with the 
"Good Samaritan" characteristics of these 

One of our force was joyfully anticipating 
an exciting visit to New York, but failed to 
properly scrutinize the time table and, as a 
result, arrived at Mt. Royal Station in time 
for the next train to the great metropolis, 
only to have her ardor diminished by the 
gateman when he explained that the pass in 
hand was not acceptable on the train in 
question. This was no ordinary disappoint- 
ment, as the next train on which the pass 
could be used reached New York too late to 
realize previously made plans. Pondering 
over the situation, a happy thought was 
hers, and remembering the nearby location 
of a friendly office, she approached it for 

A welcoming hand was extended, and, 
the facts in the case being stated, swift 
action was pursued, surpassed only by the 
rapidly revolving wheels of our "Capitol 
Limited" when the brakes are off, in an 
endeavor to be of assistance. The vice- 
president's office was communicated with 
and a request to have the pass indorsed to 
make it permissible for the holder to be 
transported to New York on train No. 524, 
was conceded in the emergency. This 
courtesy was was deeply appreciated, not 
alone because of the pleasure that was to 
be gained, but because of the consideration 
extended by two busy personages of this 
"Big Family. " 

Much interest was centered on the match 
between our BowHng Teams of opposite 
sexes, which took place at the Recreation 
Alleys, May 10. Despite the fact that 
our girls acquitted themselves creditably, 
they lost three games to the superior (?) 
sex. Rumors were noised about that one 
J. T. L "sold out" for reasons best known 
to ourselves. W. M. C. worked hard, 
winning the first two games from his oppo- 
nent by a very narrow margin, but youth 
eventually conquers age, and in the third 
game "Eastern Sho" subjected him to the 
humiliation of a walloping defeat; "Lefty" 
Miller, the ladies' captain, rolled her usual 
excellent game, and "EM" surpassed her- 
self. "Otts" must have had thoughts of 
Pittsburgh and very encouraging ones too, 
we think, while J. D. was there with bells on. 

Never mind, Captain J. G. B., we don't 
hold it "agin" you, because we really think 
you are deserving of a victory — you worked 
hard and rallied your men from time to 
time, encouraging them to do their best. 
Such effort deserves its reward. 

On April 14, Miss Otten Babendreier, of 
this Department, was surprised by her 
mother and father, a dance being given in 
honor of her twenty-first birthday at "Ye 
Old Town Hall. " Otten says she had a 
wonderful time and instead cf one, she had 
two surprises. The following account of the 
evening's frivolities is given in Otten's own 
language. "I really was surprised and so 
glad to see everyone. It seemed that every- 
one was talking to me at once, but I heard 
Mama's voice above them all, teUing me to 
look around. I did this, and there was 
"My Albert!" I did not stop long enough 
to be embarrassed or for Albert to reach 
any such state — I just threw my arms 
around him and hugged and kissed him 
before everyone there. " 

We believe Otten's understanding of a 
"wonderful" time coincides perfectly with 
the poet's musings: 

"A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou 
(my Albert) beside me in the wilderness, 
O Wilderness, were Paradise enow!" 

With all his precious possessions backed 
on Mr. Jackson's election. Captain Ward 
was a spectacle of happiness on the morning 
of May 8. 

J. G. B. was at the bat when several 
spectators inquired if members of the 
"Aged Men's Home" had taken a new 
lease on life. 

"Andy Gump," our shining light, can 
keep a straight face on any occasion, and 
demonstrated his accomplishment when he 
sent a co-worker all over the building in 
search of the "key" to the flag pole. 

Evidently M. E. W. has had some experi- 
ences which would indicate there is a 
"quitter" in our midst. She writes in this 

The maxim, "Do unto others as you 
would have them do unto you," is a 
beautiful rule to be guided by, but the 
temptation to follow David Harum's advice 
and "Do unto the other fellow as he would 
like to do unto you, but do it fust, " is far 
too strong for some people. If each one of 
us engaged in making a living would have 
a thought or two for the welfare of our co- 
workers, the good that emanates from co- 
operation — greater progress would follow 
as night follows day. Without cooperation 
business is a failure. Do not let the other 
fellow do all the work and bear the brunt 
of your carelessness, but lend a helping hand 
and forge onward and upward. " 

We congratulate our young friend for her 
point of view and believe if these remarks 
were seriously considered by each one of us, 
there would be fewer "leaks " to be stopped. 

Among the typists there is ofte who finds 
Atlantic City attractive for week end visits 
and during the luncheon period the name 
"Harold" is becoming familiar to most of 

Arthur E. Beck, Auditor Merchandise 
Receipts Department, recently followed to 
her last resting place the most beloved of 
all earthly possessions — his wife. Our 
Base Bait Team and others of this Depart- 
ment extend to him their deepest sympathy. 

Mr. Beck, better known as "Joe" served 
as our veteran first baseman. 

Auditor Merchandise Receipts 

Correspondent, P. Henry St.a.rkl.\uf 

Load to capacity. Increase Car Miles. 
It's closer to 35 than it is to 30. Whoop'er 
up Boys — A long pull, a strong pull and a 
pull all together. 

Every now and then we hear of some one 
sounding a key note indicative of the times. 
Being a Baltimorean to me means much. 
Baltimore enjoys a strategic position in 
the rate field because of its differential. 
This fact alone should be of interest in 
influencing shippers, the savings in routing 
import, export and coastwise traffic via this 
port and the superior service of the Balti- 
more and Ohio offers at this, one of its great 
ports, where track facilities are alongside 
the ship's berth, results in no delay loading 
or unloading. Baltimore excels in a number 
of ways. Look Baltimore and its advan- 
tages over. 

Our preacher friend who has been favor- 
ing us with Tuesday noon hour discussions 
on character forming has been called to 
extra duty at Fort McHenrj' where, no 
doubt, his presence will be felt as much as it' 
was here. The Rev. Chaplain F. S. Rey- 
nolds leaves us wonderful remembrances: 
"Add to virtue, knowldege; to knowledge, 
character; to character, self control; to 

Opening day, Relay Hotel, Maryland, in 1871. Picture loaned by A. Syre Dayley, 
rate clerk. Revision Bureau, Office of Auditor Merchandise Receipts 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 192J 


Bernard Nelson, son of Terminal Cashier 
Nelson, Pier 22, N. R. 

self-control, etc." A tine dictionary was 
presented to him as a token of our esteem 
and appreciation of his high ideals. Brief 
presentation address was made by the 
writer, to which his reverence responded 
feelingly. He again wants to tell you how 
grateful he is for the attention and courtesies 
accorded him here by our organization. 

Weddings. Vernon L. Smith, Interline 
Settlement Bureau, to Aliss Dorothy Mil- 
dred Walton, at Philadelphia, Pa., March 

Miss Gladys Proctor, Interline vSettle- 
ment, to Joseph Hennessy, Interline Settle- 
ment, at Towson, April 30. Congratula- 

Our sympathies are extended to our 
fellow clerks, C. Lean, W. J. Finn and A. 
Beck, because of bereavement in their 

The stork paid a-*J/'isit to the home of 
Messrs. Brooks, Reynolds and Donoho. 

H-m, H-m. Yes, we all have 'em. Chief 
— Birthdays. Many happy returns! 

New York Properties 

Pier 22, North River 

Correspondent, John Newman 

The picture herewith presents Master 
Bernard "Barney" Nelson, age four, 
third rung in the ladder being built for the 
future by Terminal Cashier Siegfred "Fred" 
Nelson. The picture was taken in front of 
Mr. Nelson's fine home at Stewart Manor, 
L. I. "Barney" is a boy about whom a 
whole book could be written now, and 
volumes, I believe, after he has reached 
maturity and attained stature. 

(In parenthesis allow me to call attention 
to his primal pantaloons, suspended from 
the waist by pearl buttons, reminiscent of 
my own first pair and those happy days. I 
believe that if it were not for the pants 
Barney could never have been made to keep 
still long enough to have his picture snapped 
with a one-sixteenth second exposure.) 
List time I saw Barney, a year ago, he was 
dressed in a one-piece kneck-to-knees suit 
and a criss-cross of sticking plaster on his 
dome; (Plaster is part of his regular "get- 
up.") He was dirty and happy, happy 
because dirty (one cannot be happy and 
clean at that period of life) and Mrs. Nelson 
deser\-es compliments for understanding 
child-psychology. He was then, and, Pere 
Fred tells me, is still, the most restlesslj' 
active specimen of vitality extant ; a super- 
vitalized atom of humanity. 

This is not to be a book — his biography 
will be written later on and will be inter- 
esting — so I cannot talk too much about 
him as I would like to, but in order to 
explain my enthusiasm in speaking of him, 
I must relate an incident or two in his brief 
career that will also serve properly to 
introduce him; a mere "this Barney, a 
boy" will not answer. 

Whatever Barney does he always intends 
to be helpful, and if he makes a mistake, as 
we all do sometimes, he gets "shingled," 
which is too bad and u'ro«g(this is for Papa 
Fred to make a note of). Just because he 
climbed to the top of the christmas-tree to 
get his year old baby-sister a half-3'ard long 
candy cane, last Xmas, and "the tree fell" 
on top of him and the baby, he got caned 
or slippered or something; and when his 
mother made known her need of some 
empty flower-pots for the garden and 
Barney got them for her from the parlor, 
after dumping the contents, plants and 
dirt, on the piano keys, because he couldn't 
reach the top to dump it inside, he "got it" 
again; when father brought home a quantity 
of seeds for his truck garden, this spring, 
Barney, knowing all about what they were 
for, got busy with his little spade, dug a few 
deep holes in the lawn, dumped the seeds 
into the dugouts, covered them and watered 
them, all according to formula. Only 
another of his mistakes that resulted in a 
castigation. Poor, misunderstood Barney! 

To conclude let me say: — Keep your eyes 
on the news-columns of twenty years hence, 
for the name of Bernard Nelson; by that 
time he will be ripe for a revolution or an 

In the April issue of the Magazine there 
appeared, among other gossip, a paragraph 
referring to "A. H. B. " and his three 
stenographers. In it the statement was 
made that he "knew how to pick 'em." 
The accompanying picture of One of them. 
Miss Shirley Levine, is submitted in support 
of the statement. Does he know how to 
pick 'em? I am asking you, does he? The 
same little bird that does such pilfering for 
the editor brought me this picture; am 
negotiating with the creature for more 
villainous dirty work of this kind. .All is 
fair in love and war and yellosv journalism. 

Staten Island Lines 

Correspondent, G. J. Gciolic 
J. J. Rice, freight agent, .Mariners Har- 
bor, tried to fix his car. After he put it to- 
gether, he had enough parts left for two 
more cars. 

"Joe" Baily would like to know who 
got his dog. Have you? Return it to him 
if you have. 

Our deepest sympathy is extended to the 
family of George D. Sharpe, storehelper, 
Clifton, who died on March 30. 

Congratulations are extended to W. R. 
Taylor, chief clerk to superintendent, on 
the arrival of a baby boy, April 30. 

How would you like to have this happen 
to you? Conductor Ford found a set of 
false teeth and put them in his pocket. 
Later on he went through the cars and col- 
lected tickets from passengers. One of 
them (a young lady) gave him a dollar bill. 
The conductor, putting his hand in his 
pocket, pulled out a hand full of change 
and among it was the set of false teeth. 
The young lady looked at the conductor 
and smiled. The conductor said "They 
are not mine. I found them." When the 
train arrived at Tottenville he asked one of 
his trainmen for some tobacco. Trainman 
Wood handed him a bag of tobacco. Ford 
filled his pipe and slipped the teeth into 

the tobacco bag. When Wood started to 
pick tobacco for his pipe he felt something 
hard and peculiar. He kept on feeling and 
gave a yell, and dropped the bag in fright. 
Ford said "What's the matter "Woody?" 
Don't get frightened. That's the false 
teeth in your bag." 

On May 12 the Staten Island Railroad 
Club baseball team, which represents the 
Staten Island Lines, expected to open the 
season against the West Brighton K. of C's. 
but were disappointed as the opposing 
team failed to appear. On May ig, our 
boys lined up against the strong team repre- 
senting the Lehigh Valley Railroad, and 
defeated them to the tune of six to five. 
The Staten Island team lined up as follows: 

T. Hurley, 2nd base; J. Larkin (manager), 
short stop: A. Schoefer, 3rd base; H. Coolie, 
1st base; F. Martin (captain), catcher; B. 
Dawson, center field; W. McKiever, left 
field; Ray Fetzer, right field; R. Wilson, 

For games, write J. V. Ryan, booking 
manager, care Staten Island Rapid Transit, 
Crabtree Building, St. George, N. Y. 

On May 3 the State Island Railroad Club 
held a package party and dance for the 
banefit of the baseball team. There was a 
large attendance and a good time was had 
by all. The famous Royal Blues Novelty 
Orchestra furnished music for dancing. 
Dan Carney, the well-known comedian and 
singer of the Maintenance of Way Depart- 
ment, furnished a program of singers and 
other entertainers. The Staten Island 
Railroad Club will hold a euchre, social and 
dance on May 24, and hope to have a good 
time at this affair. 

On April 27, George W. Sturmer, grand 
president of the Baltimore and Ohio Vet- 
erans, and Dr. G. B. Shattuck, made a big 
h* in Tottenville when the former spoke 
on the good work which the veterans were 
doing for the Baltimore and Ohio in the 
way of soliciting freight and passenger 
business, also on their loyalty to the Com- 
pany. He also spoke of the social activi- 
ties of the veterans in holding picnics, etc.; 
in other words getting together for the 
purpose of getting better acquainted. Dr. 
Shattuck's lecture on "The Lure of the 
Canadian Rockies" was instructive and 
full of interest. The Doctor is a forceful 
speaker and his lecture was highly appre- 
ciated by all present. Dr. Shattuck'' will 
again come to Tottenville to lecture about 
his experiences in Africa and other foreign 

One reason why every one at Pier 22 is happy 
— Miss Shirley Levine 


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P.A Piv Much - WITH "ettC HftYtS Hft5 To 

Addresses were also made by Mr. Lowe, 
principal of the Tottenville School, E. J. 
Hamner, superintendent of the Railroad, 
D. J. Buckley, W. J. Reeves, D. B. Hayes 
and B. F. Kelly. 

The entertainment was closed by all 
joining in singing "America. " 

Eastern Lines 
Baltimore Terminals 

We are glad to know that our old friend 
"Bill" Wolf has recovered from a long 
siege of illness and is able to be back on his 
job. Mr. Wolf has the best wishes of all his 
friends, especially those at Locust Point. 

John Mannion, Pier 6, enjoys the envi- 
able reputation of being an exceptionally 
humorous gentleman. Prior to the recent 
election, Mr. Mannoin was asked the reason 
an Irishman landing in this country and 
taking up his home in Philadelphia generally 
becomes a Republican, while those coming 
to Baltimore invariably become Democrats. 
Some one suggested, that an Irishman 
always wants to be on the winning side; but 
Mr. Mannion insisted the cause is that both 
political parties must have leaders and that 
they are generally selected from the son's of 

The Brotherhood of Railway and vSteam- 
ship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and 
Station Employes, especially those on the 
Baltimore and Ohio System must be 
enthusiastic about their Boosters' Club, 
when they send a man from Baltimore to 
Dayton, Ohio, to boost the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad sentiment among the em- 
ployes. M. H. Jepper, Locust Point 
Freight Station, was the man selected by 
the Brotherhood to visit Dayton, where he 
delivered an address to a progressive body 
of railroad employes, urging them to 
develop a real heart to heart boosting spirit 
in the interest of the Baltimore and Ohio to 
the extent of doing their utmost to get 
Ijusiness for their Comj^any. He called 
attention to the large amoimt of money paid 
out by the Company annually in the settle- 
ment of Loss and Damage Claims. This 
feature merits careful consideration by 
every employe of the Company and every 
possible effort should be made to eliminate 
the cause. This can be best accomplished 
by handling freight with care so as to in- 
sure its reaching final destination in perfect 
condition. Everyone is urged to become a 
member of the Boosters' Club, which stands 
for the principles of respecting the rights of 
others, and heljjing the Company. 


Mt. Clare Shops 

Correspondent, W. H. Zell 
Superintendent of Shops Office 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, this is to inform you 
that J. T. Cadogan, foreman, Boiler Shop, 
is the owner of a farm on the Belair Road. 
John has a large patch of egg plants and will 
soon be ready to take orders for eggs; the 
butterflies are making butter, which is de- 
livered in butter cups raised on the farm; 
the current bushes give him all the light and 
power he needs to run the farm and also 
keep the current expense regulated. John 
doesn't worry about dry weather as he 
intends to plant water lilHes here and there, 
to keep the ground wet. 

"Shorty" McConnell, Smith Shop 
"wonder child, " was thinking about buying 
a "Lizzie," but when he heard the cost of 
gas, oil, tires and so forth, he decided to save 
his money for the old men's home. 

We have learned on good authority that 
Frank Torback, general foreman, is done 
with autos — What do you want for the 
pieces, FRANK? 

Hankin, Oh Hankin, Oh, Where is your 
hair? It's not on your head, it's not on the 
chair, no doubt, by September, October or 
so, you'll wish you had all of the hair you 
left "go. 

Bill writes Charlie a letter concerning game he saw 
Mt. Clare boys play 

Mt. Clare, May 15, 1923. 

Dere Charlie: 

The boys frome the office were always 
talking 'bout the wonderful teem that they 
had here at Mt. clare, which they call the 
well fare teem. They sed they had beaten 
River Sides by the score of 1 1 to 4, and they 
had the engineers running round wit their 
mouths open when it sterted ter rain and 
'course the engineers nut used to water quit 
and as they did not play but fore innings 
they did nut call it a game. 

Our chef clerk says to me, our teem is 
going to play the tresury teem at Westpert 
on Saterday May 5th, why don't you go oudt 
an see a reel game of ball. He talked to our 
boss, Mr. Steward 'bout the game and the 
boss sed he wood take a chance, so i thot i 
wood all so. 

I drived out to this plase which they call 
West Pert, and looked all 'round, finally 
someone sed, look at the prety duks, and 
sur nuf there was some guys in white uni- 
forms, so i seys this mus bee the plase. It 
tok them an owful time to get sterted, cause 
the tresury men sort of got sick or something 
but they picher didnut show up, so a big 
guy by the name of Bill German sterted to 
pich and he started off good, a feller by the 
name of Mcmillen who works at the Mt. 
clare shops sterted ter pich and he had 
Ijroughten his girl along and she was setting 
in the outomobil and looking right at mac, 
and he looked right back at her, till finally 
he had given them there guys from the 
tresury two bases on balls. Then a guy 
comes up and hits one into left field — jimmy 
bolan our left fielder, an a good one, only he 
getting in Jess Willard's class for weight, 
saw something come out and he goes after 
it, he got near nuf to it, but seems he did 
nut clos his hands tight nuf anyways the 
bp 11 fell oudt, so the man which was on 
third l)ase kam home, which made one run 
for the tresury teem. This feller german 
kinda made our men think that it was the 
forth of July, cause they all seemed to hit 
up in the air, anyways we finally made him 
mad and he gave us a couple of good balls, 
and we made a run and tide up the score. 
Then looked like both teems was getting 
tired, cause they did nut make any more 
runs for a couple of innings. Just then, 
Bill Gaffney, who was umpiring, an X grass 

eater from Carroll Park, kam in and sed, 
we will stop the game at seven innings. So 
when the seventh inning kame the tresury 
did nut get any runs, cause our picher was 
going good. I think the raisin was i went 
over an talked to his girl and it took her 
mind off him. Then our teem came ter bat 
in the seventh inning, and two men batted, 
being in a hurry to get home they got out, 
then up comes another one, by this time 
Bill German forgot it wuz the seventh inning 
and sterted to walk this man, then comes 
punk smith, now the raisin they calls him 
punk, is cause he's some pumpkin, and he 
hits one right in right field witch makes two 
men on the bases, and two hands oudt — 
Now here komes our friend Jim bolan to the 
bat, he was thinking 'bout that ketch he 
did nut make in left field, so he looks at a 
couple, finally Bill german thinks i will fool 
jimmy, so he tries to slide one by him, 
jimmy takes one look and one swing, bing, 
the ball goes over the left field fence, and 
three runs score. Bill Gaffney, the umpire 
who is so anshus to get home, comes in and 
commences to hug jim for breaking up the 
ball game. Now them tresury fellers is still 
wondering what happened to the ball game. 
Yes Charlie, last saterday we went out and 
heated the transpertasion department teem 
15 to 2, them boys was sum mad, in fac they 
looked like come-odians 'stead of ball 
players. We certainlj^ hev sum teem, and 
now thet we are winning all the games looks 
like we is gonna win the pennant — cause 
we hev got sum pichers. Yes Charlie, we 
hev shure got sum players, in fac sum of the 
teems did nut see all our pichers as we dident 
nede them, as this feller mcmilUan did never 
hev to extend hisself. A feller by the name 
of bergman, also is one of our pichers and 
hes good too — and then there's Robinson 
and Anderson, what does the kefeching, them 
boys is good. 

An you ought to see that guy Williams, 
thet plays first base, he's soem first base- 
man, but hes no relashion to thet guy 
Williams on the Stlouis teem. Mccleary 
and punk Smith, scoot up everything round 
second and short, and you know that guy 
Moxley thet played longside Frank Baker 
when he was playing on the Easton teem, 
well, he is playing third for us. Boy, u 
ought to see that guy Eisennacker, and he 
must liv up to his name, cause he sertenly 
can nock them — last week i understan he 
had the outfielders lame frome running after 
the balls he hit. Then there's young Eyerly, 
and few others witch i am not yet quainted 
with, but any ways, the next time you are 
in towne an want to see a real ball game let 
me no and i will take you oudt to see the 
Mt. clare well fare teem play, and you can' 
bet your lif you will see sum game. Dont 
ferget to rite soon, and say, listen Charlie, 
if you hev annie good teems round your 
sektion, let me no, an i will bring our teem 
up there. 


Baltimore Division 

Correspondent, W. H. Tarr 

By looking over our "Safety Honor 
Rolf," it will be noted that those connected 
with the operation of trains are alert in 
reporting unsafe conditions and take 
prompt action to prevent accidents and 
derailments. We mention Operator J. M. 
Cunningham, Hollofield Tower, whose 
record indicates he has reported major 
cases, which, if they had not been detected, 
would have resulted seriousty. We also 
mention Operator W. F. Hill, Boyd, Md.; 
Operator C. W. Proctor and Agent M. L. 
Wann, Bradshaw, Md. Brakeman S. L. 
Lambert also possesses an enviable record 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ23 


along this line. There are a number of 
others, and if we try to name them all, the 
coliunns of the Magazine would be filled. 

A Baltimore Division fireman has a 
friend, who is a Baltimore business man and 
who was about to make a trip to Chicago. 
When asked by the fireman why he was 
not going via Baltimore and Ohio, he 
replied that he had not thought of it. 
Then came in the "selling talk" of our 
fireman. He said, "Bill, if you want a 
fine trip, use the Baltimore and Ohio. 
The scenery between Baltimore and Pitts- 
burgh is fine, the track is good, they make 
good time; and I can guarantee you will 
have a nice trip. There is another thing 
I want to call your attention to. Do you, 
as a Baltimore business man, realize what 
the Baltimore and Ohio is doing for Balti- 
more? Do you realize the amount of money 
it pays out to the men at Mount Clare, 
probably over 3,000, and to the men at 
Riverside, to the employes in the General 
Office Building, and the many train and 
enginemen running in here. What other 
railroad in Baltimore pays out as much 
actual money? None at all, my friend. 
Then, as a IBaltimore business man, is it 
not your duty to support in every way 
you can the railroad which is doing all it 
can to bring prosperity to your city?" 
sThe argument was unanswerable and the 
result was another passenger for the 

Baltimore and Ohio and another friend 
made. There is not one of us who cannot 
go and do likewise. Let us do it. 

From your correspondent's experience, 
there are territories where the Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad is not known and not 
far distant from our lines. Yet, in these 
territories, they only know our competitors. 
Our friend forgot to mention the moneys 
distributed in the payment of men in the 
Maintenance of Way Department along 
the line; in fact, if we remove the railroads 
from among ourselves, large distribution 
of moneys would cease and the prosperity 
of many would be gone. Let us not 
forget ! 

While we have not met the Assistant 
Editor, M. W. Jones, we learn he is from 
West Virginia. If originally a West 
Virginian, he is in the class of your corre- 
spondent. Our passenger train master 
dubs him a "Snake Eater." Your corre- 
spondent has run across some large ones 
in his time but stories of the largest ones 
always came from the southern part of 
the state. How about it. Assistant Editor? 

We are going to put some crepe at the 
head of this column. Our family cartoonist 
has left us. He has become correspondent 
for the Baltimore Terminal Division. If 
anyone knows of a family artist who wants 
a job, apply to your correspondent. 

The Duck Pin season has closed. The 
Orioles came out ahead with the Wood- 
peckers second. Sparrows third and the 
Buzzards last. 

The horoscope for the month is: "Slim" 
Mallcry has returned from New Orle ins 
(never went). Clerk E. M. Hughes is 
now the proud father of a baby girl. 
Congratulations! Leslie Higgs has (4uit 
counting his eggs each morning, the hens 
are sitting. He might find some stale ones 
in the files. Clerk Harry Fo.x has left us 
to accept a position outside. We wish him 
success. Howev'er, the girls miss your 
clothes, Harrv. The Four Flushers," Clint " 
Roche, "Wdiby" Childs, "Al" Smith, 
and Barney Moriarity, have gone to the 
Magothy for the season. However, tliey 
return to Camden Station on Monday 

We close vrith congratulations and success 
for the "Capitol Limited." Yours for 
the Baltimore and Ohio. 

East Side, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Correspondent, C. H. Minnich 

A dance was given by the Baltimore and 
OfTio Clerks, Philadelphia, on May 28. It 
was held at Colls Drawing Rooms, South 
40th Street, West Philadelphia. 

The spacious ball room was tastefully 
decorated with festoons of multi-colored 


I. Mt. Clare work checkers: left to right, standing, Buettner, Adams, Pinkerton, Nix, Lloyd: Front row: Smith and Moran. 2. General Car Foreman 
Harry A. Beaumont. 3. The "Big Three" of the Paint Shop: Assistant Foreman C. E. Gibbs, Painter Foreman W. J. Crew, Assistant Foreman F. R. 
Gerstmeyer. 4 and 5. Hilda and Emstine, age 9 twins 1 daughters of Herman Alker, freight track 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, ig2j 

ribbons and the indirect chandeliers cast a 
subdued light, the whole forming a prettj- 
picture and brought admiring comments 
from all who were fortunate enough to be 

The performance of little Miss Kitty 
IMcDevitt, who wore a stylish dress of 
orange tafetta silk, was much admired. She 
whirled around in the final hop as lightly as 
a leaf borne on the wings of the wind. Of 
course, too, it was too much for our old 
friend Miller from 58th Street. He sudden- 
ly became possessed of the "Fountain of 
Youth" and was seen hgpping round the 
the best of them. 

"Joe the Fusser" (Joe McGovem) was 
among those present, with his long legs, 
displaying his marvellous dancing skill. 
And, would you believe it? Little Delbert 
Stacki was actually dancing with another 
man's wife. Of course he's 21 and so thinks 
he may do as he pleases. 

In the midst of the fun, in came "Benny" 
Titleman with "the widow." Helen Sent- 
man and her sister were there, all dressed 
up in grey silk and prettier than ever. You 
can bet they didn't play "wallflowers." 
" Toby " Miggins and his best and only were 
right in the whirl, and the warm evening 
did'nt bother them a bit. 

The program was not half long enough 
to hold all the dances wanted by the ad- 
mirers of Flo.ssie, our Eastside best dancer. 
With that bobbed auburn hair, she was a 

The Piers were well represented. The 
Gillen sisters were with us in all their glory. 
"Jake" Hamburg came and brought with 
him M. L. Jacobson, wholesale fixture mer- 
chant, one of our customers who seemed to 
enter heartily into the spirit of the occasion. 
Mr. Alten, Pier 22, dropped in to look 'em 
over, and "Andy" Gallagher and Harry 
Nielson did their share to help wear the 
floor out. "Toby" McKeown and C. H. 
Minnich (non-danbers) were on hand. 
(Why were their wives not with them?) 

Marie MacAleer and M. Garland, repre- 
senting the Car Yard, had the time of their 
lives and the "Red Stocking Twins," 
Misses Mae Mealy and Frances Brennan, 
shed their radiance afar. You couldn't 
miss them with a telescope. 

Miss Margaret Cameron and her Httle 
sister Anna Mary were actively engaged the 
entire evening. Miss Cameron wore a pale 


Left to right; S. N. Berrett, operator; D. T. 
Work, assistant signal maintainer; J. E. Robin- 
son, signal maintainer 

Nile Green dregs, and Anna Mary was so 
busy that your correspondent was unable 
to secure any dancing lessons. 

Music was furnished by Fred Terry's 
Broadway Entertainers Orchestra. 

The committee arranging the dance was 
composed of Misses Alice, Abel, Isabel 
Gillin, Anna McGinley, Elizabeth Steele 
and Margaret Cameron. Messrs. Jacob 
Hamburg, William Imperato, John Fearon, 
Joseph Levy and Andrew L. Smith. Every 
one had an enjoyable time and heartily 
congratulated the committee on the excel- 
lent arrangements made for the dance. 

Washington, D. C. Freight Station 

Correspondent, W. L. Whitinx. 

Notwithstanding the heavy work that is 
going on for the Shriners, we are keeping up 
our record of increase that we started at the 
beginning of the year; our tonnage report 
for April showing an increase of 32463 tons 
handled over the same month last year. 
Of course revenue increase is in proportion, 
but the figures are not at the present 
moment available. 

There is one happy event in the life of one 
of our employes to report. Tallyman 
Miller went home one day, and found that 
the good old fashioned stork had flown over 
his home, and incidentally had paused long 
enough to drop a bright little girl down the 
chimney! Mother and daughter are doing 
well, and congratulations are extended to 
Edgar, with wishes for many happy returns 
of the day. 

Our sick list is down to Zero at this time, 
and it is a matter of pleasure to us. 

"Stop That Leak" 

There are various kinds of leaks that 
could be stopped, if we could only find 
them. One of them is allowing our friends 
and acquaintances to travel by other roads, 
when the Baltimore and Ohio gives the best 
ser\-ice in time, accommodation, and every 
other way that can possibly be given. 

Because some of us are employed at 
Freight Stations, is no reason that we cannot 
occasionally boost our passenger service. 
The writer has in mind a government official, 
with whom he is well acquainted, and who 
has been going to New York City on Uncle 
Sam's business, and has always had an idea 
that it was the proper caper to patronize 
competitors of the Baltimore and Ohio. 
Realizing that your correspondent is in the 
employ of a good road, and in response to 
certain hints that had been given regarding 
the excellent accommodations, meals, etc., 
furnished, he decided to "give us a trial." 
The natural result followed. 

It is Baltimore and Ohio all the time 
now-and verv enthusiastic booster gained. 

OWN ROAD," and thus stop the leak of 
revenue that should come to it. 


Correspondent, R. L. Much 

One of the most interesting men in 
Brunswick is Engineer "Jess" Mann; he 
only weighs 300 pounds, but — he can ride a 
horse as well as a major general, and at 
riding a locomotive he is equal to the best. 
"Jess" shoves cars over the east bound 

Information Clerk "Bob" Burnett, Cam- 
den, was a welcome visitor at our picnic. 
Your correspondent regrets he did not have 
an opportunity to talk to him. "Bob" is 
not alone an experienced railroad man but 
he is a courteous and cheerful gentleman 
as well. He ref)resents the Baltimore and 
Ohio standard. 

Conductor A. G. Lugenbeel, who fell 
through a bridge near Bennings, is about to 

Ruth Lovell Minnich, four-year-old daughter 
of Correspondent C. H. Minnich, East Side 

be out. We are glad to see him with us 
again ! 

Chief Dispatcher "Jake" Miller has been 
promoted to the position of assistant train- 
master. Congratulations, "Jake." We are 
glad to see your foot go one step more up 
the ladder. 

The Volunteer Firemen looked smart in 
their new uniforms at our picnic. These 
uniforms were paid for by the firemen, and 
our property owners and other citizens 
should be proud of them. These men are 
at present preparing for the annual fire- 
men's convention which will ■kte held in 
Frederick in June; they hope to win first 
prize for field manoeuvers. 

Trainmaster "Happy John" McCabe is 
occupied at present watching two 2600 class 
engines on the Hagerstown Branch, better 
known as the " weed line. " 

Rule Examiner "Colonel" Lavelle has 
been drilling our men hard. He is close 
behind those who are in the habit of blow- 
ing the "whip-o-will" call, and those who 
do not comply with the standard code. 
Such men as the Colonel are a credit to our 
company and communit\-. 

STOP THAT LEAK!" Send in your sug- 

Car Foreman Frank Bissett is kept busy 
at present on account of the heaw traffic 
and large number of "back-offs" which 
require his attention. 

Our officers recently made an inspection 
of the Baltimore and Ohio emergency 
hospital. They were impressed by the 
manner in which Dr. H. S. Hedges manages 
it. We hope to have a description of the 
hospital and photo, in the next issue. 

IMrs. J. E. Cummings, wife of yardmaster, 
who has been in the Frederick City Hospital, 
is reco\-ering. We hope she will soon be 
with us again. 

Postmaster Walter Musgrove has re- 
signed his position, having been appointed 
city clerk. Many of our officers will remem- 
ber him as an old Baltimore and Ohio 

Cumberland Division 

Correspondent, John J. .Sell 

On April 29, the Holy Name Society held . 
a rally in Cumberland, there being approxi- 
mately ten thousand visitors, most of 
whom used our line. There were six trains 
from Baltimore, three from Washington and 
one from Piedmont, also two special trains 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iQ2j 


-via the C. & P. R. R., and regular trains 
^six, eleven and fifteen; a total of fourteen 
i trains beinR handled at the "Queen City" 
station within a jjeriod of two hours. All 
[trains were handled without delay or acci- 
I dent, and our local employes are to be com- 
mended for the splendid manner in which 
this heavy movement was handled. Many 
favorable comments were made by the 

It is with regret that we report the death 
of Mrs. G. P. Porter, wife of ticket clerk at 
Cumberland. Mrs. Porter, before her 
marriage about a year ago, was Miss Ruth 
Furgeson, one of our "P. B. X." telephone 
operators at Cumberland. 

The accompanying photograph is of the 
little son of R. W. Price, chief clerk to 
agent, Cumberland, "R. W. P. junior." 

We recently heard a good one on our 
genial assistant car distributor. It appears 
that "Benny" was taking in a circus which 
recently showed in Cumberland, and was 
approached by a pretty young lady who 
asked that he direct her to the reserved 
seats. "Benny" was gallant and gladly 
acted as usher. Too bad " Benny, " shewasan 
impersonator! What was her (his) name? 

The accompanying picture shows'* our 
genial yard gang foreman, N. " Nick " Weber, 
and C. "Mossy" Campbell. "Nick" aims 
to roll ballast and ties as well as "Mossy" 
rolls duckpins, but it can't be done " Nick; " 
"Mossy" is some bowler! 

We are glad to show you some of our 
efficient force on the East Hump at Cum- 
berland, taken during lunch period re- 
cently. In the picture are J. R. Young, 
yard conductor; Mae Beck, bill clerk; C. 
Campbell, yard brakeman; Gertrude Har- 
per, abstract clerk; and W. P. Copeland, 
weighmaster. Coal Billing Office, Cumber- 

J. A. Miller, night chief dispatcher, has 
been promoted to assistant train master, 
and is at present giving; special attention to 
the expediting of cars. From the fine 
showing made recently in the average miles 
per car per day, it is evident that "Jake" 
is doing good work. Keep after them "J. 
A." We are glad to see you going up the 

We are all interested in our new crack 
train between Baltimore and Chicago, the 
"Capitol Limited." The performance so 
far has been great, and with every employe 
doing his bit we can make it second to none 
in the country. 

Another of our old veterans recently 
passed to the great bej'ond, J. E. W. Benja- 
min, former water station foreman on the 

Cumberland Division. Mr. Benjamin for- 
merly lived at Harpers Ferry, W. Va., and 
moved to Cumberland some years ago, 
where he resided with his family. He was 
in his 73rd year, having retired a few years 
ago. He was of a kindly disjjosition and 
was well and favorably known to a host of 
friends and fellow employes. 

Local orchardists are of the opinion that 
the severe weather prevailing in this terri- 
tory during May has not injured the peacli 
and apple crop to any extent, and a good 
crop is expected. 

The Cumberland Division improved on 
its best previous record of average car 
mileage per day, the average per day for 
the week May 8 to 14 being as follows: 

Bkst Previous 

Cumberland Division — 

East End 103.398.0 4-21-23 

West End 82.6 85.1 11-14-21 

(M. & K. Sub. Div.). . 17.6 18.7 11-7-22 

Total 91.4 84.8 1 1 -7- 1 6 

This record is something ?vcry emjjloye 
on the Cumberland Division should be 
proud of. It took the undivided interest of 
all to bring it about. However we are not 
going to stop with this achievement, but 
with every one doing his bit, we hope to 
make it 100 miles per day for the divi- 
sion. While this goal is a little hard to 
reach, by the prompt releasing and moving 
of cars both loaded and empty, it can be 
done. As an example, on May 13, the East 
End of the division averaged 119.7 miles. 
Let's shoot for the 100 mark, boys! 

Master Mechanic's Office 

Correspondent, Vada Pearl Drumm 

An illustrated lecture on adventures and 
experiences encountered on a trip through 
Africa was given in the City Hall Audi- 
torium on May 17 by Dr. George Burbank 
Shattuck, under the auspices of the Balti- 
more and Ohio Veterans' Association. 
The lecture was open to the public and 
was both instructive and entertaining. In 
addition to the still and motion pictures 
obtained on the trip. Dr. vShattuck exhibited 
many interesting curios which he brought 
back with him. 

The Baltimore and Ohio Shops Band was 
in attendance and rendered several selections. 

Recently the Baltimore and Ohio Base- 
ball team re-organized with H. S. Lamm, 
president and D. M. Scott, manager. The 
team is now composed of the following 
players: James Willard and Walter J. 
Drumm, catchers; Earl Brooks, Frank 

Zaradiska, Desales King, McKinley Cun- 
ningham, pitchers; "Chris" Rowan, first 
base; Harry Wolford, second base; Charles 
Lewis, third base; Delt)ert Ridgeley, 
shortstop; William Crowe, left field; 
Robert Hanley, center field; and D. M. 
Scott, right field. 

The above is practically the same linc-up 
that represented the Shops at Cumberland 
last year and was considered the strongest 
team on the system. With King, Brooks, 
Cunningham and Zaradiska, the team 
boasts of a powerful pitching staff, and 
with Drumm and Willard, their batteries 
will be hard to beat. 

The Rolling Mill diamond has recently 
undergone many changes and is now ready 
to take care of the large crowd of loyal 
rooters which is always on hand to witness 
our baseball nine bring home the bacon. 

This team is desirous of booking games 
with other teams on the System. Any 
team wishing to meet them can arrange a 
game by writing D. M. Scott, manager, 
care of Superintendent of .Shops Of!ice. 

The Baltimore and Ohio Shop Band, 
direction Prof. Frank DeLuca, has been 
gaiiufig favor recently not only in Cumber- 
land but surrounding cities. The band 
gave a sacred concert in April at Grafton, 
at which time it scored a decided hit. 
The following local vocalists accompanied 
the band to Grafton and appeared on the 
program: Mrs. Marguerite Mewshaw, 
sojirano; Mrs. Mae Beck, mezzo soprano; 
Miss Vada Pearl Drumm, soprano, and 
E. F. Warner, bass, all of whom performed 
so well that they were called on to respond 
with several encores. Miss Helen Dawson 
accompanied the vocalists. A cornet solo by 
Joseph Fradiska entitled " Columbia Polka " 
and baritone horn solos by Warner Freeland 
won several encores. Prof. Antonia LaManca 
renSered several pleasing violin solos. 

Thomas F. Perkinson was elected presi- 
dent of the Renssalaer Union of Renssalaer 
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. at the 
annual election May 1 1 . He is the son of 
Mrs. Thomas F. Perkinson and the late 
T. F. Perkinson, division master mechanic 
of the Cumberland Division and is a member 
of the class of 1924, graduating in that year 
with the degree of M. E. E. 

We extend to George P. Ferguson, 
section stockman, our deepest sympathy 
in the death of his daughter, Mrs. Pren'Siss 
G. Porter. 

We also extend our heartfelt sympathy 
to B. F. Smith, section stockman, in the 
death of his son, April 21. 

Miss Anna Burns, Stores Department, 
was recently granicd leave of absence 

Cumberland East Hump Force— standing ; J. R. Young, yard conductor; Mae Beck, bill clerk; C. Cimpbell, brakeman. Seated; Gertrude Harper, 
abstract clerk; W. P. Copeland, weighmaster. 2. R. W. Price, son of Ageat Price. 3. Gang Fore.nan Nick Weber and "Mossy" Campbell 


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Left; Evelyn, daughter of Pipe Fitter Foreman Bloss and her pet "Bouncer." 

Scott, clerk. Superintendent Shops Office 

Right; D. M. 

account of serious illness of her mother. 
Mrs. Bums is reported improving and we 
hope to see Anna back at her desk in the 
near future. 

Many changes have taken place recently 
in our family circle at South End. They 
are as follows: 

G. P. Hoffman, general car foreman, has 
been transferred to Baltimore as general 
car foreman, Baltimore Terminal. E. F. 
Davis, car foreman, succeeds Mr. Hoffman, 
and E. A. Connell, assistant car foreman, 
succeeds Mr. Davis. Misses Margaret 
Carney, Mable McClintock and Margaret 
Crogan, clerks in Office of Master Mechanic 
have accepted positions in Division Ac- 
countant's Office. Howard G. Thomas, 
stenographer. Master Mechanic's Office, 
recently accepted a position in Cleveland, 
Ohio. He has been succeeded by Mrs. 
Anna Sebold. Russell C. Young, fuel clerk. 
Master Mechanic's Office, has been trans- 
ferred to Division Accountant's Office. 
C. B. Potter, chief clerk to storekeeper, 
has accepted position as material super- 
visor at Connellsville. J. C. Glenn, Garrett, 
Ind., takes the position made vacant by 
Mr. Potter's promotion. Although those 
who have gone will be greatly missed, we 
wish all success in t-heir new fields and wel- 
come their successors into our family circle 
with best wishes for a long and happy stay 
in our midst. 

"In the Spring, a young man's thoughts 
lightly turn" proved true recently when 
our popular young section stockman, 
Henry E. Free, became a benedict. We 
had noticed during the past few weeks that 
his trips to Winchester, Va. were becoming 
more and more frequent and were prepared 
tor the worst. 

The ideal of his dreams was Miss Anna 
GoUiday of Winchester, Va. They were 
married" on April 28 at Winchester, Va., 
and left immediately on their honeymoon 
to Chicago, 111. and other western cities. 
Upon their return, they will reside with 
Mr. Free's parents until their bungalow, 
which is in the course of construction, is 

We all extend hearty congratulations 
and best wishes to the newly married couple! 

Alas! sigh the fair sex, Henry Free is no 
longer "Free." 

This is the first visit Dan Cupid has paid 
us for a long time; but judging from "Pat " 
Hopkins' numerous visits to Frcstburg, 

Dominic McDonald's many trips to Pied- 
mont, and Miss Screen's week ends to 
Washington, we feel sure he is booked up 
for at least three return engagements. 

W. V. Fairall has been wearing one of 
those smiles you hear so much about. At 
first we thought it was because of his recent 
promotion ("Vick," you know, has been 
made gang foreman) but we later find it 
is a new baby girl, April 16. 

A certain "big" Buick car has not been 
parked on Harrison Street so often recently. 
What's the matter "Bubbles" — run out 
of gas? 

Our Assistant Shop Clerk J. H. Browne 
has worked untiringly for sometime on the 
re-organization of our filing system; we feel 
confident that "Jake" has stopped the 
"Leak" in it. 

The accompanying photograph is a 
striking likeness of D. M. Scott, employed 
as clerk in Office of Superintendent of Shops 
at Cumberland. "Scottie" has been 
elected manager of the Baltimore and Ohio 
baseball team. 

Green Spring, W. Va. 

Correespondent, E. E. Alexander 

We are in work up to our chin. 

But still the Magazine wants to be in 

So here's a few jots, our space to use 

We trust you'll enjoy — as them you peruse. 

Nearly 200 men employed handling ties, 
carloads of which have been arriving so fast 
it behooved us to keep up with them, with- 
out delaying release and also do our part to 
maintain car mileage, and to help further 
increase it. It is hustling us to find room for 
them and unload quickly. 

The Cross Tie-gers have come up smiling. 
At a recent meeting a reorganization was 
effected and several interesting games have 
been played. Their most recent combat was 
with the Cumberland Athletic Club from 
which they emerged victorious 7-2. 

Speaking of fast freight. A carload of 
furniture loaded at Baltimore, April 21 
arrived Green Spring the following morn- 
ing. How's that for Car Miles! 

Kenneth Propst, 18 year old son of a well 
known Baltimore and Ohio' conductor of 
Clarksburg, was instantly killed April 13, 
when struck by Engine 5054 a few miles 
west of Green Spring. The young man 
stepped out of the way of a west bound train 
directly in the path of the light engine. 
The remains were taken to his home for 
interment. Our sympathy is extended to 
the bereaved ones. 

Paul, little son of Tieman and Mrs. Loy 
Sibert, recently underwent an operation at 
Martinsburg hospital and is able to be home 
again. Other little railroad people who have 
been ill include: Dorothy Brown, Amy 
Jewel Alexander and Edgar Allen. 

Track Foreman A. W. Lewis has moved 
into his new bungalow. That means one 
more in our growing community. 

Operator and Mrs. V. D. Twigg and 
charming little daughter Virginia, have 
moved into the Taylor property vacated by 
Mr. Lewis. We are glad indeed to have 
these good folks move back with us and say 

The dance and festival held by the Cross- 
Tie-gers, April 28 was a success and the 
boys added several "iron men" to their 
team treasury. 

Superintendent and Mrs. E. E. Alex- 
ander entertained the members of the Will- 
ing Workers Sunday School Class at their 
home recently. As the young folks arrived 
they were presented with carnival hats and 
the fun started immediately. Music and 
games with prizes were provided. Thomas 
Holland and Roy Robinson were winners of 
the boy's prizes, a baseball and a bat, while 
Mary Twigg and May Gurtler were awarded 
the girl's prizes, "Fairy Tales," at progres- 
sive crokinole in which three game boards 
with twelve playing were used. Mrs. 
Alexander served the class with real home- 
made ice cream and cake and each guest 
found an additional favor at their plate 

Home of Tie Inspector A. E. Irving, Green Spring. Purchased through our Relief Department 

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For 24 Years Fve 
Timed My Trains 
with a Hamilton 

BACK of the spotless record held by Engi- 
neer A. C. Baldwin, of the Eric Railroad, 
stands the integrity of the man and the accuracy 
of his watch — a Hamilton. 

Since 1899 a Hamilton has been with Engi- 
neer Baldwin at the throttle, accurately timing 
hundreds — yes, thousands — of trains. 

It is by reason of such service that railroad 
men choose the Hamilton. Its reputation is 
built upon the solid foundanon of accuracy 
plus faithful performance. Insist on owning a 
Hamilton and be rid of doubts about your time. 

Ask to see the Hamilton No. 992 

This 21-jewel movement will pass inspection 
on any railroad and is the favorite of most rail- 
road men. For other than time inspection 
service, ask for the Hamilton No. 974, which 
gives you Hamilton quality at a lower price. 

ff^e uoill gladly send you a copy of our ' 
new Timekeeper" if you it-rite for it. 




The Railroad Timekeeper of America' 

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Each member present was also presented 
with a Mother's Day button and a ride home 
in the Buick completed a happy evening 
for the children. Those present were : Mary 
Twigg, May Ganoe, Anna Holland, Vir- 
ginia Ganoe, Edith Wilson, William Kaylor, 
Lawrence Adams, Roy Robinson, Ray 
Chesshire, Joseph Seeders, Jack Chesshire, 
Vernie Lewis, B. L. Myerly, Jr., vSterling 
Myerly, Thomas Holland, Ernest Mont- 
gomery, Wilbur Twigg, Jerry Setor, Jr., 
and little Edgar and Nellie Holland. 

We had the pleasure of a little ehat with 
Hon. and Mrs. John J. Comwell recently 
while waiting for their train to Baltimore. 
It was also our privilege to deliver to Mr. 
Cornwell his honorary membership card in 
the Martinsburg Chapter of the Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad Veterans. 

Chemical Engineer and Mrs. R. N. 
Angier are light housekeeping in rooms 
rented from Mrs. V. L. Myerly. There are 
never any empty houses. 

H. S. Long, engineer, has moved his 
family from Martinsburg to Cumberland. 

Our photo this month is of Tie Inspector 
A. E. Irving's new home, just completed, a 
nice addition and improvement to Green 
Spring. Mr. and Mrs. Irving with baby 

Richard and Irving's prize Airedale "Buck" 
are in and near the swing, while Master 
Robert and httle Miss Mayme Irving 
occupy the top step on the big porch. 


Correspondent, H. B. Kight 

Safety Inspector Sirbaugh has thrown 
his hat into the ring for election as a mem- 
ber of Council of the City of Keyser in June. 
Good luck, " Ed. " 

Trainmaster Welshonce listened to a fine 
concert in London, England a few nights 
ago via his up-to-date wireless. 

Engineman Harry Hook said when he 
found a switch open at Piedmont the other 
day that he supposed he would get his 
name in the M.\g.\zine. Well, Harry, here 
it is. Careful and watchful employes are 
always mentioned in our M.\gazine, when 
we hear of their performances. 

We are sorry that pensioned Engineman 
Adam Keller is not well. Also regret that 
Engineman Buckner, Rowlesburg, has been 
away for sometime account of illness. 

STOP THAT LEAK! Get the empty 
cars moving. See that they are billed so as 
to prevent unnecessary switching. Enforce 
demurrage and storage tariffs; notify the 
consignee promptly when a car load of 
freight is on hand. Properly protect less 
carload freight from damage. Watch the 
"pop" and save coal. If every employe 
would realize, as the agent does, that the 
success of the Company means better con- 
ditions for employes the cases of inefficiency 
would be reduced to a minimum. Let us 
consider our Company as our own property 
with the knowledge that whatever success 
it attains is dependent on our efforts. 

Painted signs asking employes to guard 
carefully materials used by them have been 
posted around the car shops. These signs 
tell in a brief way that by carefulness in 
handling material, none will be wasted, 
and that this will help to stop the drain on 
the pocket book of our Company. Heed 
the signs, boys. 

We had a pleasant visit from Assistant 
Road Foreman Browning, SaVraton, the 
other day. Frank has promised to get us 
some items for the M.\gazine. Watch for 

The many friends of West End Engine- 
man J. S. W. Rittenhouse will be pleased to 
hear of his marriage to Mrs. Sarah Collins 
on May 13. Congratulations! 

i DEPOSITS $1,055,260.26 j 

j. The First National Bankj 

j Keyser, W. Va. I 


1 Interest paid every six months } 
from date of deposit I 

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Representing F. C. Stauring I 

Easy Terms to Baltimore and Ohio Employes | 

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We extend to Terminal Trainmaster 
Burkhart heartfelt sympathy in the recent 
death of his father. 

We have talked, and talked and ta»ed 
about a Chapter of the Veterans Assqeia- 
tion at Keyser until it has at last become a 
reality. On May 3 the first meeting' ^as 
held in Odd Fellows Hall. A deligMful 
program was rendered and deliciousv-re- 
freshments were served. Regular mee^gs 
will be held the first Wednesday of '^ch 

We are glad to note in a local paper that 
our good friend Mr. Haulenbeek, Law De- 
partment, is recovering from an operation 
on his eye. Hope to see you at the hotel 
this summer, Mr. Haulenbeek ! 

During the first week in May the car 
miles per day on the West End, Cumber- 
land Division averaged 64.3. Mountains 
mean nothing to the "snaki&" and we 
expect even better records. 

Raymond Davis, Freight House is 
arranging a trip to the far northwest in 
the near future. 

Chief Clerk to Master Mechanic Hugh 
Dietz is gaining fame as an artist. The 
Peoples Pharmacy recently had a window 
display of Mr. Dietz' drawings which 
caused favorable comment of the public 
who viewed it. Hugh has consented to 
make us some drawings for the Magazine 

The Car Shop recently received a new 
coat of paint and it adds much to its appear- 


Left: Master Mechanic W. J. Dixon. Center: Mrs Lillian Boehmes with her father, T. N. Gerard, age 71 years, a former third division conductor. 
Mrs. Boehmes is crossing watcher at Main Street, Keyser. Right: A group of 1908— Left to right, standing, Laborer Alvaro, Clerk H. Johnston, 
Clerk Alvaro, Senior, (deceased). Seated: Storeman W. Longsdorf; Iceman D. Calemine; Foreman J. W. Ravenscroft (deceased.) 

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Another shop "mule" has been added to 
the Storeroom equipment. Sometime ago 
a Ford roadster was made into a track 
truck, to be used in hauling material about 
the yards. Storekeeper Guthrie has had an 
another Ford equipped with a bed and 
solid rubber tires to haul material from the 
station to roundhouse via the City streets. 
These "mules" are great time savers, 
making a trip in ten or fifteen minutes 
which ordinarily takes an hour or more. 

PAIGN which was inaugurated June i, is 
now in full swing. Elaborate posters have 
been placed in conspicuous places, and 
pamphlets, etc., have been distributed in 
an effort to have automobile drivers exer- 
cise caution at grade crossings. 

Arrangements are being made to open 
Deer Park Hotel on June 23. This famous 
old resort is looking forward to the most 
successful year in its history. 

Paw Paw, W. Va. 

Correspondent, W. L. Sharon 

Foreman T. W. Kaylor has finished laying 
new steel in the high speed track through 
this town. This shows that the Baltimore 
and Ohio is in favor of progress, which 
means good track. "Uncle Bill" knows 
how to keep them good. 

Foremen John Shipley and G. W. 
Fredman, have been replacing rails on the 
freight line and making it good for the 
heavy traffic now passing over it. They 
know how to do it, and they are making 
things hum. 

The new "Capitol Limited" passes Paw 
Paw on time regularly. This train is 
always an interesting topic of conversation 

The new packing houses being con- 
structed by the Consolidated Orchard 
Company is progressing rapidly; the frame 
work will be completed in a few days. This 
means better facilities' for the prospective 
large apple crop. 

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows 
celebrated their one hundred and fourth 
anniversary on May 12. A sermon was 
delivered in the Methodist Church by 
Superintendent Grifey, deaf and dumb 
school, Romney, after which the Odd 
Fellows, their families and friends were 
served with refreshments in their hall. 

Your correspondent recently spent a day 
"rusticating" in Martinsburg where he 
met many old friends and acquaintances, 
including "Charley" Auld and "Bill" 
Airhart. He noticed that the old shoe shop 
is not so well patronized by the old veterans, 
which serves to remind us that many have 
passed to the Great Beyond. 

Cold weather has prevented trying our 
hand at fishing. But when it gets warmer 
we expect to tell you of some big catches. 

tvl ON 

Connellsville Division 

Correspondent, C. E. Reynolds 

About 2.30 a. m. April 26, Patrolman 
Moore attempted to arrest a negro, James 
Sullivan, at Connellsville passenger station, 
on the charge of carrying concealed weapons. 

Sullivan resisted arrest, attempting to 
pull a revolver from a shoulder holster 
which he was wearing. Patrolman Moore 
and Sullivan had been wrestling and fighting 
for several minutes when Ra;>' C. Crossland, 
a Connellsville Division fireman, who was 
passing on yard engine 2730, observed the 
trouble, and immediately jumped off his 
engine and assisted Moore in overpowering 
and placing hand cuffs on the negro. When 
searched a revolver, extra cartridges, a 
ladies pocket book, $45 in money and other 
articles, were found on Sullivan. He was 
sent to jail in default of bail. 

Patrolman Moore says that it would have 
been necessary for him to shoot the negro 
if Crossland had not come to his assistance, 
as it required the combined efTorts of Moore 
and Crossland to overcome him. 

Fireman Crossland has been commended 
by Superintendent Brown for his prompt 
assistance and for his action in cooperating 
with the Police Department in the protec- 
tion of Baltimore and Ohio property. 

C. L. Senheiser, new general yardmaster 

Pittsburgh Division 

Correspondents, Earl Fairgrieve and 
Mary Breen 

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was 
represented among the students who com- 
pleted their year's work recently in the 
Night Courses at Carnegie Institute of 
Technology. According to an announce- 
ment from the Institute, a feature develop- 
ment during the session of 1922-1923 was 
the high average of attendance maintained 
until the closing night; and this, in con- 
nection with the fact that the 1742 students 
enrolled represented an increase of about 
49 per cent, over last year's registration, 
marks the session as one of unusual success. 

The following members of our organiza- 
tion completed their year's work at the 
Carnegie Tech Night Schools: Henrv' V. 
Reagan, John Steranchak, Vincent J. Tonto. 

Glenwood Roundhouse 

Correspondent, J. P. Passmore 

On April 19 the Baltimore and Ohio 
Glenwood Social Club held its initial dance 
with an attendance of about 175, and I 
know that I can speak for all who attended 
in saying that everyone had a jolly good 
time. On May 1 1 Glenwood .Social Club 
held its second dance and it was even more 
enjoyable than the initial one. Our club 
has just been organized and will be com- 
posed of supervising and clerical forces and' 
we are going to have some good times 
this summer. 

Recently Charles T. Francis, pensioned 
time clerk, was asked to report to the 
office of Master Mechanic C. E. McGann. 
As usual, Charles was on the job and at 
2.00 p. m. all who could get together 
gathered in the roundhouse where Mr. 
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Francis was presented with a purse of 
$100.00 and a real honest to goodness box 
of cigars by Master Mechanic McGann 
and Terminal General Foreman S. A. Irwin. 
To s^ that "Charlie" was surprised would 
be jiutting it mildly. That is the first 
time, "Charlie," we ever saw you when 
you did not have an answer ready. After 
a few minutes he recovered his voice and 
responded in an able manner. 

Mr. Francis was born on March 17, 1865, 
entered service in 1884 as brakeman. In 
August 1898 he suffered the loss of one of 
his limbs and since that time has worked 
in various positions such as switch tender, 
hostler, locker room attendant, engine 
dispatcher, assistant yardmaster and at 
the time of his retirement on March 18 
was employed as time clerk in the office 
of Master Mechanic C. E. McGann, 
Glenwood, Pa. Mr. Francis is now living 
on^' farm at Coulter, Pa., and we know 
that we will get some of that good corn 
this summer. You know, "Charlie." we 
are glad you can live an easy life, after 
so many years of faithful service, but we 
are sorry not to have you with us. 

Roundhouse Clerk Joseph Shedlock 
deserves a word of praise. A few nights 
ago while coming to work he found a purse 
in a coach and promptly turned it over to 
a conductor, who in turn had it delivereil 
to the lady to whom it belonged. Good for 
you "Joe." Honesty always pays! 

H. J. Ternent has been assigned to'^the 
position of time clerk, vice C. T. Frhncis, 
pensioned. Glad to have you with us 

Pensioned Time Clerk Charles T Francis and 
his little granddaughter, Glenwood 


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Monongah Division 

Correspondent, Anna Mary Unks 

C. R. Brown has been called to Cali- 
fornia on account of serious illness of his 
wife, who has been in the West for about 
four months. Mr. Brown is employed as 
yard clerk, Clarksburg. 

,N. B. C. Ewing, yard brakeman, has 
accepted a position as a yardmaster. Low 
Yard, Parkersburg. 

"The Silent Four" of Clarksburg held 
their regular weekly meeting last week. 
Everything was sky high as usual. 

It has been reported that C. O. Winters, 

has been married. Mr. Winters has been 
wearing a smile for the last week and every- 
one thought it was because of Cupid, but at 
last we find that it was not Cupid at all but 
a new coat of paint on his Ford which caused 
the glad smile. 

We are glad to see Miss Theresa Naugh- 
ton back as clerk to car foreman at Clarks- 

The accompanying picture is of our effi- 
cient general yardmaster, H. R. Harper, 
and Chief Yard Clerk F. W. Cole, Clarks- 
burg, W. Va. Two good reasons why 
Clarksburg still remains on the map. 

Fireman A. W. Mitchell can do some 

"strutting" around town now. He can 
hang up his shingle as having the best per- 
formance on the division for the year 1923. 
On Engine 5105, train No. 3, May 11, with 
Engineer C. M. Leith, train consisting of 
ten cars, he romped up and down the hills 
on the Parkersburg Branch using only 483 
scoops of coal, which is 6.5 pounds of coal 
per passenger car mile. However, the year 
1923 is not over and someone may have 
Mitchell's record pulled down. LET'S 

A. S. Headley has now moved his family 
to Grafton and has ceased to "pine." He 
is, therefore, getting quite fat. 

Edna Mahaffey is a new stenog in the 

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Master Mechanic's Office. Nick name 
"Stevie." "Pinkey" Francis has another 
subject for his wiles. 

E. L. Rubright won the Ford Coupe 
raffled by the Clerk's Union. He is a 
brakeman and we congratulate him on his 
good luck. 

Mary Jane Tiemey has been moved back 
to the Superintendent's Office and poor 
Richard Manning — we feel so sorry for him ! 

No one would ever believe it, but this is a 
fact. The dispatchers on the Monongah Di- 
vision consist of Elks, Wolves and Campbells. 

We ought to congratulate W. R. Skinner 
on the interested force he has in his office. 
Every time a train passes someone jumps 
up or down to find out whether they are 
empties or box cars. 

The accompanying picture is our young- 
est engineer, E. L. Wilkinson of Salem, who 
is only 21 years of age, having secured 
rapid promotion from brakeman to engi- 
peer in four years. 

We extend our sympathy to the relatives 
of Walter Donohue who died during the past 
month. Mr. Donohue had been with us 
for a number of years, his entire career as a 
telegraph operator and dispatcher's clerk 
being spent on the Monongah Division. He 
was a pleasant and congenial young man 
and we miss him. 

The accompanying picture is of Miss 
Marie Deegan, Car Distributor's Office, and 
Miss Nellie McGrady, Master Mechanic's 
Office. The young man in the rear? Better 
ask Miss Deegan for his name, as she is more 
closely associated with him than I. 

Charleston Division 

Correspondent, C. W. Di.xON 
"I cheerfully make my defense." 
The only time a man can do that is when 

F. H. Fowler, new division freight agent, 
Charleston, W. Va. 

he has fallen down while making an honest 
effort. Take the question of CAR MILES: 
How many of us can quote the above words 
when asked why we have not made more 
miles? Let's all get under the load, and; 
Don't wait until the iron's hot. 
But make it hot by muscle; 
Don't depend on MILES you think you've 

But take off your coat and hustle. 

Pick: "Let me have the Wheel Rei^orts 
for a week "back. " 

Fleda: Better use a porous plaster." 

It is said that CAR MILES is the ther- 
memeter of transportation. You can't 
warm a room by blowing your breath on 
the thermometer. 

On May 1 7 there was held in the Super- 
intendent's Office at Weston, one of the most 

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taking orders for Zanol Pure 
Food Products. Toilet Prepa- 
rations, Soaps, Laundry ami 
Cleaning .Specialties and House- 
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inten Sting, tnthusastic and best attended 
em[jloycs' meetings that has been held for a 
long time. The principal topic of conver- 
sation was Fuel Economy and from the 
amount of the fuel bill, as comj)ared to 
other items of large expense, we think this 
is about the biggest mark to shoot at in the 
"STOP THAT LEAK" cam.jaign. 

Three Men and a Boit 

To those who read the April Number, I 
woi^d call attention to the article about 
Schide, Severns, McOsker and the boat. 
Your former correspondent said develoj)- 
ments would be awaited with interest, but 
little did he dream of what was to follow. 
Developments have come so thick and fast 
that we have decided to run "a line a 
month" about the "Three Men and a 
Boat." The first installment follows. 

It was a little before dark on the evening 
of April 23. Shortly after six o'clock a 
strange rumbling was heard; some said it 
thundered, while others declared it to be the 
voice of a strange god. A few minutes later 
an unusual movement was noticed in the 
waters of the West Fork River; the water 
had risen several inches. Then came the 
sound of mighty rushing of waters, and it 
■9?* s as if a tidal wave was sweeping down the 
river. After that, all was still for a few 
moments, and then a mighty roar such as 


Left to right; Mrs. H. Flemming and Mrs. E. Bartlett, Fairmont, W. Va. The photograph was taken at St. Petersburg, Florida, where the fish was caught— 
though not by them. Right: Doris Lee Stewart, grandaughter of Trainmaster Bartlett, Fairmont, W. Va. 

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Passenger Conductor H. H. Huff, 
son of Conductor H. H. Huff. 

The family of Master Carpenter Garner: Goldie, Beatrice, Joyce and Clara. 3. Brakeman W. G. Cayton. 4. 
Supervisor and Mrs. John Conley, Gassaway, W. Va. 6. PoUce Lieutenant H. H. Huff, Buckhannon, W. Va. 


has never been heard before or since ; then the 
air took on a bluish tinge and all was still. 

It was the next day before we were en- 
lightened, and it seems it all happened in 
this manner. The first rumblings were the 
grunts and puffs of Walter E. Severns, our 
division accountant, while he and chief 
Clerk C. E. McOsker were assisting Chief 
Clerk W. H. Schide to launch his boat near 
•,the upper end of the town; the first disturb- 
ance in the water was when the large boat 
was launched, and the greater disturbance 
which has been likened to a tidal wave was 
[brought about by "Little Walter" falling 
into the river. (It must have been awful 
to those who witnessed it). It is hardly 
necessary to say what caused the final roar, 
not to make mention of what caused the odd 
appearance of the atmosphere. "Little 
Walter" had regained his voice. 

We are glad to see so many of the pro- 
gressive young ladies of the Baltimore and 
Ohio family becoming interested in the 
Business and Protessional Women's Club of 
Weston. It is worthy of the support of all 
who can look ahead and we hope yet to see 
all our "Pretty Progressives" with their 
shoulders to the wheel. 

Have you ever noticed the odd combina- 
tion that we have in the Dispatcher's Office 
at Weston? We have a Baker, a Mason 
and a Carpenter; they all work with a 
Plumb. Some combination, I'll say! 

The Baker, the Mason, the Carpenter 
p.nd the Plumb are all working on CAR 

MILES now and expect to turn out quite 
a few daily. 

It is with regret that we announce the 
death of the wife of Roy Hewitt, lineman, 
• Weston. He has the sympathy of all. 

We are glad to have with us J. V. Daniel, 
levelman. Division Engineer's vStafT, he 
having come to us from Pittsburgh to take 
place of Captain E. H. Nichols who has been 
absent for sometime account of illness. 

Appearing in this column is picture of 
Passenger Brakeman W. G. Cayton. Mr. 
Cayton holds a regular turn on Trains 64 
and 65 with Conductor C. F. Davis. He 
has been in the service for the past twelve 
years, working as grease wiper, hostler, fire- 
man and brakeman. 

On April 26, we handled Pullman Private 
Car Pioneer, occupied by President J. W. 
Oakford and Directors of the Cherry River 
Boom and Lumber Company, Richwood, 
West Virginia. This party spent one day 
at Richwood and one day at Gauley Mills 
looking over their operations on Williams 
River, returning to Philadelphia on Train 
765, April 29. Mr. Oakford expressed him- 
self as being much pleased with the handling 
of his car and party. 

A few of the recent purchasers of new 
cars this spring are: Dr. E. A. Fleetwood, 
Fireman J. T. Hersman, Brakeman O. C. 
Watson, Conductor B. F. Haney, Conduc- 
tor R. Roush, Engineer S. -L. Rodebaugh, 

Conductor W. E. Nordeck and Brakeman 
P. 0. Snyder. 

Mrs. E. C. Harter, wife of fireman, is 
improving after a recent illness. 

Engineer R. J. Vassar is ill at his home 
in Weston. We hope for his speedy re- 

Mrs. Charlie Gay, wife of section fore- ■ 
man has improved sufficiently to be brought 
home from Weston General Hospital. 

We are showing in these columns one of 
the best group pictures that any could wish 
to see. They are the daughter of E. M. 
Garner, master carpenter, Charleston Divi- 
sion. Reading from left to right — sitting — 
Goldie and Beatrice; standing — Joyce and 

Mr. Garner, the proud father of this 
group of girls, has been in the service of the 
Company since 1901. He was employed as 
carpenter helper, carpenter and carpenter 
foreman on the Monongah Division. In 
November, 1922, he was promoted to his 
present position as master carpenter, 
Charleston Division. Now the sad part of 
it is boys, all the girls are married except 

Weston Shop Notes 

Storekeeper P. T. Satterfield has just 
completed a new residence in Shadybrook 

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Easy to Fay 

Paul Stump, machinist he!i)er, has been 
.ill in a Parkersburg hospital. 

W. R. Mallonnee, machinist helper, is 
back to work, having been awaj' account of 

Boiler Foreman Elder has completed a 
garage at his home on yth Street. In future 
you will either find him at the shops or out 
riding in his Studebaker. 

Sorry to note the sudden death of Velma, 
eight year old daughter of Tender Repair- 
man and Mrs. A. D. Duncan. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Shoemaker are the 
proud parents of a new son, James Harold. 

W. G. Bodkins, blacksmith, has re- 
cently purchased a Willys-Knight. Another 
man who can either be found at the vShops 
or along the roadside. 

We extend our sympahty to Machinist 
E. B. Jeffries on the death of his father, 
L. B. Jeffries. 

Where are your notes, Gassaway? 

Wheeling Division 
Ohio River Sub-Division 

Correspondent, Charlotte Marlowe 

It is not often in these days of big crimes 
and bootleggers that one of the fair sex gets 
herself prominently into the lime-light in 
the noble enforcement of the law. Such, 
however, is what our efficient bill clerk. 
Miss Virginia Tredway, succeeded in doing 
with the slight assistance of three other 
young ladies who were in the party. While 
gathering wild flowers about five miles 
below the city the fair Virginia accidently 
stumbled over a tub of mash in a ravine far 
from the road. For a few minutes our 
heroine was speechless with amazement if 
not fright. Can you imagine Virginia 
speechless? Upon recovering from the 
shock she immediately yelled for her com- 
panions to show them her find and after 
a hurried council it was decided to drive to 
town, notify the prohibition officer and 
return with him to the spot. 

Paul Revere's ride had nothing on that 
trip back to town and all speed records were 
shattered as well as speed laws. Arriving 
at the prohibition officer's office, they were 
fortunate in finding thi.t famous sleuth in 
his lair and but a few minutes elapsed before 
the race back to the scene of the crime was 
on. It was indeed a dramatic and thrilling 
ride with V'irginia at the wheel. Prohibition 
Officer at her side, revolver in hand. 

Imagine, if you can, the feeling of our 
heroine as the game little Ford tore off mile 
after mile in its wild flight in behalf of the 
law. V^isions of the movie cameras that 
would be aimed at her by the representa- 
tives of the Vitagraph, Hearst Interna- 
tional and other World's feature com- 
panies, and of the thrills that would result 
when her face would be flashed on the screen, 
made her heart do a marathon. 

Arriving at the scene of the crime the 
party rushed to the ravine, almost tramp- 
ling on a batch of young pigs who were also 
on their way to the ravine. The Prohibi- 
tion Officer rushed towards the tub of mash 
and was about to empty it into the creek 
when a loud roar interrupted him. "Hey, 
bring back that bran mash, you big cheese 
and get off my farm the whole caboodle of 
you." Alas! for fleeting fame. The sup- 
posed moonshine mash proved to be noth- 
ing more than bran for the young pigs. To 
say that cur heroine was dumbfounded 
would be putting it mildly. The visions of 
her face on the feature page of the " News " 
faded and the editorials and other laudations 

that would have been hers, vanished like a 
mist before the morning sun. The party 
returned crestfallen to town, having wasted 
three gallons of good gasoline not counting 
the wear and tear on the Ford. The excite- 
ment was so intense while it lasted that our 
heroine was not able to work the next day, 
the reaction being too much for her nerves. 

Any party along the Baltimore and Ohio 
lines wishing to have their town cleared of 
bootleggers can do so by writing this young 
lady. Her price is $1000.00 for small towns 
and $5000.00 for larger towns of 20,000 
population. The price may seem rather 
high, but she guarantees results or all money 
will be immediately refunded and no (jues- 
tions asked. 

Address all communications in plain 
envelopes to Miss V^irginia Tredway, 
Baltimore and Ohio Freight Office, Fourth 
Street, Parkersburg, W. Va. 

We don't sujjpose Bronson Deem, Beau 
Brummel of Ann Street Station, told you of 
his disheartening experience at Robinson's? 
We will. Here are the harrowing details. 
Some person in whom he had implicit con- 
fidence handed him a flock of "comps" aTld 
told him to go out and enjoy himself. 
Deemsy larded his hair and had his mous- 
tache i)ulled out in anticipation of an 
evening's FREE entertainment. He then 
hied himself to the show grounds, and with 
reckless abandon scattered his spending 
money right and left, bringing joy to the 
hearts of the hot-dog man and peanut dis- 
pensers, for did he not have three perfectly 
good "comps" in his vest pocket, and what 
would he want with money? 

After having wearied of the diversions 
offered out in the open, our hero made his 
way to the big tent where the circus band 
was already playing: "Paddy got drunk on 
fish and potatoes, and never got sober 'till 
morning. " Blissfully unconscious of any- 
thing being what it shouldn't, Bronson 
almost collapsed when the big pugilist to 
whom he gave his pass, yelled: " Whaddye 
tryin' to pull off, bo? This ain't no good at 
this gate. Approach me with six bits if you 
want in here." That was when he discov- 
ered that all of his "comps" were for re- 
served seats AFTER he had gotten inside. 
As we passed him, we saw him bearing 
liquid refreshments to the elephant in order 
that he might get through the lines and 
occupy the three reserved seats and his 

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"comps" called for. We will now merci- 
fully draw the curtain. 

Speaking of circuses, will "Joe" Crom- 
ley, chief clerk to agent, please tell us why, 
af^ receiving a genuine pass, he didn't go 
to see Walter L. Main's Greater Shows? 
Old Timers will remember that this circus 
handed out a few passes, and then moved 
on to Clarksburg without showing here. 
Reason: rainy day, big blow, no show for 
"little Joe." 

We are glad to report that J. B. Williams, 
agent. Friendly, W. V'a., who was ill with 
the Flu in March, has now entirely recov- 
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Sunset and evening star 

And one clear call for me! 
And may there be no moaning of the bar 
When I put out to sea. 

Leonidas F. Thompson, oldest ex-em- 
ploye of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 
Company, answered the call of his Pilot, 
April 22. Born in 1823, Mr. Thompson 
would have been a centenarian had he lived 
until September 22. An account of his life 
was given in our May issue. 

He w£s a lover of the best in literature, 
memorizing many of the best old poems, 
Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar" being one 
of his favorites. Truly religious, his influ- 
ence for good was tremendous. Gentle, 
charitable and kindly, he ever walked in 
the steps of the lowly Nazarene. 

Mr. Thompson was a Veteran, and the 
members of this organization paid their last 
respects to their departed member, attend- 
ing his funeral in a body. His remains were 
taken to the First Presbyterian Church of 
which he had been an elder for 60 years, and 
he was then laid to rest in the Riverview 

For several years prior to his death he 
resided at the home of his daughter, Mrs. 
C. A. Swearingen, Parkersburg, and to her 
our deepest sympahty is extended. He will 
be greatly missed. 
Twilight and evening bell 

And after that the dark! 
And may there be no sadness of farewell 

When I embark. 

We wish to express our deepest sympathy 
to Mr. and Mrs. F. V. (Jack) Helmick on 
account of the death of their little son, 
"Teddy," age 21 months, which occurred 
May 2, when he was scalded to death. A 
nurse who was in the home at the time on 
account of the illness of Mrs. Helmick, left 
a can of hot water on the kitchen floor. In 
her absence from the room "Teddy" pried 
the lid off the can with a small stick and 
fell into the hot water. 

"Jack" has been night foreman at the 
High Side Shops, Parkersburg for some 
time, and his fellow workers extend their 
sincere sympathy to him and Mrs. Helmick 
in their bereavement. 

Ferry H. Nuckles, yard conductor, Hunt- 
ington, was electrocuted about 2.30 a. m., 
March 24, while on duty. His body was 
found lying at the foot of a city electric line 

Don M., son of Engineer John W. Worley, 
Ohio River Sub-Division 

post at the corner of the Baltimore and 
Ohio right of way and 20th Street, Hunt- 

Mr. Nuckles entered the service as brake- 
man, in June, 1913. He worked in this 
capacity until 1916, when he was promoted 
to yard conductor. Just 33 years of age, in 
the midst of a happy family life, with a rosy 
future before him, he was taken. His 
father and mother are still living ; his father, 
William Nuckles, is one of the oldest em- 
ployes on the Ohio River Division, at pre- 
sent employed as yard fireman at Hunting- 
ton. His wife and two children survive him. 

Endowed with the gift of making friends. 
Ferry was one of the most popular men in 
the service. The entire division extends 
sympathy to his loved ones. 

ADVERTISE in the O. R. Division 
Want Column. Rates, a pleasant look and 
a few kind words. Send all communica- 
tions to the correspondent. 

WANTED: Horse. Must be in good 
condition. Will pay as high as $8.00 for a 
first class horse. Address F. C. Laughlin, 
1st trick operator, St. Marys, W. Va. 

WANTED: By the correspondent, 
newsy items for the Magazine. Send them 

The late Ferry H. Nuckles with his wife and son 

in and help the Ohio River Division go over 
the top. 

WANTED: By "Billy" Dick, boiler 
foreman, Low Yards, fresher chewing gum. 
Won't Grace Adams and Ruby Bush, the 
"Spearmint fiends," please stick it under 
their desks before all the sweetness is 
chewed out of it? 

WANTED: Companion-nurse for Ethel 
Owens' four year old parrot. Applicant 
must be college graduate in order to be 
suitable associate for said bird. However, 
swearing and tobacco chewing not essential, 
as parrot is already 100 per cent efficient in 
these accomplishments. 

Several changes have been made at Par- 
kersburg since the last issue of the Mag.a- 
ziNE. F. H. Fowler, division freight agent, 
has been transferred to Charleston, in the 
same position. We are sorry Mr. Fowler is 
no longer at Parkersburg, but as his transfer 
is a promotion, we rejoice in his good for- 
tune. R. E. Barnhart conies to us from 
Huntington to take Mr. Fowler's place. 

N. C. B. Ewing has been appointed 
assistant general yardmaster, Parkersburg, 
to fill vacancy made by the resignation of 
E. T. Johnson. Mr. Ewing has been with 
the Company for a number of years, com- 
mencing as yard clerk, Clarksburg Yards, 
later as brakeman, then promoted to con- 
ductor, and in 1914 was promoted to relief 
yardmaster, Clarksburg, which position he 


R. E. Barnhart, division freight agent, 
Parkersburg, W.Va. 

held until his recent appointment. Mr. 
Ewing has demonstrated what a wide-awake 
man can do. Promotions are always 
waiting for hustlers. 

J. W. Stocking, general clerk, Master 
Mechanic's Office at Benwood, who was 
granted a leave of absence on account of 
his health, and who has been sojourning in 
Texas for the past six weeks, heard a band 
play "Home, Sweet Home" and beat it 
back shortly after. He decided to remain 
in Parkersburg upon his return, and is now 
working the assistant coal billing position. 
Low Yard. Welcome home, "Socks. " 

Our popular he-vamp, J. Gardner 
Duncan, is up to his old tricks again, 
breaking the hearts of innocent flappers 
with his honeyed words, and "Sheik-like" 
beauty. This time it is the Marietta "flaps" 
who will be the victims. After playing his 
insidious wiles on numberless Parkersburg 
"frails, " he has now moved to a more pro- 
lific field, and one of great opportunity. 

The pencil sharpener which caused such a 
furore in the Low Yard office has a close 
second in the one which confronted the 
force at the agent's office one morning. 
Janey Thorn has to be carried out on a 
stretcher, K. Brady, smoked three Pied- 
monts, "Phil" swallowed his Red Horse, 
"Socks" asked for half holiday, while 
Walker was heard muttering darkly to 
himself on his high stool in the comer. 

Notice the happy smile on "Don" M. 
Worley's face! "Don" is looking forward 
to a fine camping trip with the Boy Scouts 
of which he is a member. Papa Worley 
promised him the trip if he passed at school. 
He not only passed but had a big margin to 
go on, and next term will be a freshman. 
"Don" is quite clever at drawing, and you 
will find on the children's page one of his 
sketches of Uncle Sam. 

There are something like forty telegraph 
and agency offices on the Ohio River 
Let us get together and contribute to our 
correspondent enough to put the Ohio 
River on the map. 

(Signed) G. W. Drainer, agent, 

Bens Run, W. Va. 

C. F. Gibbs moves to Mannington as 
second trick operator. Tired of the girls 
on the Ohio River, are you Mr. Gibbs? 

Brakeman Caldwell met with a painful 
accident while working on local March 7 
with Conductor Dameron, several of his 
fingers being severed. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 192 j 




Sheridan \Road at Wilson Ave. 


For greater comfort 
on your next visit to 
Chicago, stop at the 
beautiful new Hotel 
Sheridan-Plaza. Eigh- 
teen minutes from down- 
town ; elevated express 
and surface lines; motor 
busses to and from down- 
town, through Lincoln 
Park, stop at the door. 
Music and dancing. 

500 Rooms, Each with 
Private Bath. 

Exceptional garage accommoda- 

Space will not permit us to print the terri- 
ble tragedy which befell our old friend- John 
McGraw, first trick "RA" operator, Par- 
kersburg, in this issue, but we'll say this 
much, the flood in which old man Noah 
figured had nothing on the one in which 
John was the central figure, if reports are 
true. Look for the full details in the July 

Western Lines 
General Offices, Cincinnati 

Correspondent, Thomas J. Murphy 
Office of General Manager 

H. A. luler, chief clerk to g>.neral manager 
was appointed assistant train master, 
reporting to Superintendent Meyers, Cin- 
cinnati, efTective May i. 

Miss Nock maintains that the Trans- 
portation Department used excellent judg- 
ment in selecting her protege as file clerk; 
there is no question that the training 
received under her tutelage will be valuable 
to "Gus" in his new position. 

If we ever see B. F. Timme during office 
hours when he is not in a hurry it will be 
time to call a doctor. 

We have a partial promise from the best 
looking girl in the Bureau of Rates of Pay 
to funiish her photograph for a future issue 
of the Magazine. The "iceman" will 
call for it. 

John Sheeran and his inseparable (not 
insufferable) pipe are still boon companions 
after a friendship of many years; regardless 
of this, when it comes to getting pay roll 
information all paths lead to John's door. 

The experiences of Asa Radspinner in 
automobiling, if it will ever be permissible 
to print as described by him, will form an 
interesting story rivalling even the fairy- 
tales of old. His mad rush down one of 
our principal avenues on two cylinders is 
still a topic of conver.sation, while his 
shattered confidence in automobile salesmen 
is pitiful. 

Office of Superintendent Transportation 

Four generations are represented in our 
photo. George M. Wilhelm, chief car 

distributor, his grandmother, his father 
and his son. Their healthy and happy 
appearance gives every reason to expect 
the possibility of seeing a later production 
showing five generations. 

The promotion of W. P. Cahill to assist- 
ant train master at Washington, Indiana, 
brings to us S. Matthews as supervisor of 
transportation. Mr. Matthews, valuable 
experience in transportation matters will 
be an asset in his new position. 

Account of resignation of R. C. Schmolz, 
August Duesing, assistant file clerk. General 
Manager's Office, takes service as file clerk 
in this department. 

Ruth L. Beitzer has been transferred 
from the Statistical Department to the 
Passenger Desk and gives promise of 
becoming as valuable in her new position 
as she has been in others previously occupied 

Ralph Hornback, heir apparent of our 
embargo chief, whose picture accompanies 
our notes, already gives promise of a bright 
future. We leave it to you to judge from the 
picture why "Ferdie "thinks so much of him. 

As predicted in a previous issue, a few 
angels could not accomplish much in a place 
like Madisonville, so our inspector of sta- 
tion service, R. L. Angel and wife have 
hied themselves to a regular place to live — 

In the next issue the correspondent 
expects to have in his possession photo- 
graphs taken at different stages in the life 
of the arch conspirator who was responsible 
for publishing the correspondent's picture 
in a recent issue. It will be suggested to 
the editor on account of the nature of the 
photographs that it might be advisable to 
order an extra supply of the Mag.\zine 
as no doubt many friends outside of our 
service will be interested. 

It is hoped we will be able to furnish 
the pictures of the three best looking girls 
in this office for the next issue. 

Now that some of the boys are investing 
in solitaires of a particular design it is 
reasonable to expect them to roll their own, 



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look on, instead of participate in pool and 
refrain from taking their pocketbooks with 
them on trips away from home. 

Office of Superintendent Motive Power 

The boj's have been so busy with their 
regular assignments they have not had a 
chance to do anything on the side that 
would, be interesting to our readers. Per- 
haps by the next issue the correspondent 
may be able to get some of them to talk 
about themselves for publication. 

Office of Engineer Maintenance of Way 

Correspondent, W . J. Sp-VUL 

"Joe" Riley, our efficient and good 
natured office boy, severed his connection 
with us on April 30 to take service with the 
Be« ilehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, Pa. 
While we are sorry to see him go we rejoice 
that he has improved his position and 
expect him to become one of the leading 
lights in the steel business at some future 

Cost Accountant Spaul relates the fol- 
lowing story: He had occasion to take a 
midnight train on the C. & E. I. from 
Vincennes to Chicago a short time ago and 
was fortunate in securing Pullman car 
accommodations. A lady accompanied by 
a small boy aLso boarded the train, and 
while the porter was arran.ging the W^rth. 
the small boy wandered up and down the 
aisle; it was noticed he stopped each time 
he passed in front of a lower berth from 
which sounds, far from niusical, emanated. 
Finally he rushed up to his mother with the 
query: "Ma, whtit is ♦hat in there?" 
"Sh! Sh!" said his mother, "you must not 
make a noise — people are asleep in there." 
"But," said the s. b., 'there's some sort of 
a wild beast in there tor every time I go by 
he growls at me." Many of the occupants 
awakened, either by the youngster's out- 
burst or the growls of the wild beast, 
laughed aloud, and a rather heavy "drum- 
mer" who was the "wild beast" became 
the butt of the jokes of his confreres. 

"Bob" Gilmore now has charge of the 
map and plan work in the office, havini,' 
been transferred here from the Division 
Engineer's Office at Dayton. T. D. Mor- 
rison, his predecessor, has been appointed 
assistant division engineer of the Akron 

We extend a welcome to Joseph Hoffman, 
our new office bey. He promises to make 

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Left; Four generations are represented; Chief Car Distributor George M. Wilhelm, his 
grandmother, father and soni Right; Ralph, son of Embargo Chief Mornback 

Freight Traffic Department 
Southwest Region 

Correspondent, E. H. Gardner 

Cross Crossings Cautiously 

The Careful Crossing Campaign, sched- 
tiled for June, July, August and September, 
will be conduct d by ths railroads of the 
United States with more vigor this year 
then ever before, and employes of the rail- 
roads should be leaders in this humane 
movement . 

Overheard in a Candy Store 

C. L. Terhune (Optimist, glimpsing vase 
of carnations placed on counter) : My, but 
those are beautiful, and they have a won- 
derful odor. 

Lady Clerk: (Joy-killer) They sure are 
pretty, but I don't know how anyone could 
smell them when they are artificial! 

The late Charles H. Gomm, assistant general 
freight agent, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Lloyd Sullivan has joined the General 
Freight Office clerical force as stenographer, 
and J. W. Patterson has accepted a similar 
position in the Tariff Bureau. 

Charles H. Gomm was born in Chicago, 
111., January 17, 1879. 

His first railroad experience was as steno- 
grapher with Chicago & Northwestern 
Railway, Chicago, III., in 1897. In 1899 he 
accepted a similar position with Q. & C. 
Route, and was subsequently promoted to 
soliciting freight agent of that line at 
Chicago, and commercial agent at Dallas, 

In 1910 he entered service of Chicago, 
Hamilton & Dayton at Chicago as commer- 
cial agent, which position he held until 
October i, 1916, when he was made division 
freight agent Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 
Springfield. He was promoted to assistant 
general freight agent, Cincinnati, March i, 
1920. He was unable to continue his duties 
in this position when illness overtook him 
on Januarj^ 29, 192 1. He died at his home 
in Madisonville, Cincinnati, on April 18 
and was buried in Chicago, April 21. He is 
survived by his wife and four children, two 
boys and two girls. 

Air. Gomm was of a kindly disposition, 
well liked everywhere, making friends 
wherever he went, and was considered one 
of the Baltimore and Ohio's best freight 
solicitors. We extend our sincere sympathy 
to his widow and children. 

Cincinnati Terminals 

Correspondent, J. Beel 

WANTED — Soon: One 3 room flat, in 
first-class condition and big enough for 
TWO. Please notify Ralph Diamond, 
yard clerk, care of Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad, Elmwood Place, Ohio, and 

I Put Western Lines 

I Ahead In Car Miles! 

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Akron Division 

Correspondent, J. A. Jackson 

In view of the many recent changes in \ 
officer personnel in this territory, the 
following is given: 

D. F. Stevens, General Superintendent, 
Northwest District. 

R. B. Mann, Superintendent, Akron, Ohio 

J. E. Fahy, Assistant Superintendent 

Akron, Ohio. 
C. P. Angell, Trainmaster, Akron, Ohio. 
J. P. Dorsey, Trainmaster, New Castle, Pa. 
J. L. Shriver, Trainmaster, Lorain, Ohio. 
J. Fitzgerald, Trainmaster, Massillon, Ohio. 
W. T. Lechlider, Trainmaster, Lodi, Ohio. 
J. A. Tschuor, Master Mechanic, Akron, 


E. J. Correll, Division Engineer, Akron, 

W. E. Sample, Road Foreman of Engines, 

Akron, Ohio. 
P. C. Loux, Road Foreman, of Engines, 

» Lorain, Ohio. 
W. H. Canfield, Road Foreman of Engines, 

New Castle, Pa. 
C. M. Trussell, Assistant Trainmaster, 

Akron, Ohio. 

F. W. Green, Assistant Trainmaster, Akron, 

T. C. Smith, Assistant Trainmaster, Akron, 

R. E. Armstrong, Assistant Road Foreman 

of Engines, Dover, Ohio. 
W. G. Smith, Assistant Road Foreman of 

Engines, Cleveland, Ohio. 
C. R. Adsit, Assistant Division Engineer, 

Akron, Ohio. 
T. D. Morrison, Assistant Division Engineer, 

Akron, Ohio. 
M. E. Tuttle, Division Operator, Akron, 


W. H. Yeager, Terminal Trainmaster, New 
Castle, Pa. 

R. E. Pyle, Terminal Trainmaster, Youngs- 
town, Ohio. 

A. H. Gensley, Terminal Trainmaster, 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

P. J. O'Leary, Chief Train Dispatcher, 
Akron, Ohio. 

G. W. Jackson, Chief Train Dispatcher, 
Akron, Ohio. 

J. H. Haun, Chief Train Dispatcher, Akron, 

G. W. Hesslau, Claim Agent, Youngstown, 

G. J. Maisch, Claim Agent, Cleveland, Ohio. 
C. M. Groninger, District Freight Agent, 

Akron, Ohio. 
C. M. Gosnell, Division Freight Agent, 

Akron, Ohio. 
C. F. Farmer, Division Freight Agent', 

Youngstown, Ohio. 

A baseball game is being arranged 
between staff officers and clerks at New 
Castle Junction. The time and place of the 
game will be announced later. We all re- 
member the last time these two teams met, 
and I have too much consideration for the 
feelings of boys in the clerks team to recall 
any of the sad events happening at that 
time. Of course we all like to reflect on the 
time Trainmaster C. P. Angell knocked out 
that two bagger, with the bases loaded: 
that finished the pitching aspirations of 
"DUKE" Morrissey, who was on the 
mound for the clerks. We are told that 
Morrisey intends to make a comeback in the 
next game, but we hate to think of the 
slaughter that's in store for him. Watch 
for the day and date. We wouldn 't miss it 
for a million. 

The folio vving changes hav3 been made 
on the Akron Division: M. H. Beard, 
assistant division engineer, promoted to 
assistant trainmaster, Newark, Ohio; D. R. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iQ2j 


Bowman, assistant on corps, to same posi- 
tion Dayton; T. D. Morrison, formerly of 
Cincinnati has been appointed assistant 
division engineer, Akron, and L. E. Martin, 
Newark, to the Akron Division as assistant 
on the corps. 

_ C. M. Duff, Flora, 111. is the latest addi- 
tion to the Division Accountant's Office 
force, having accepted position of fuel 
standard clerk. He's a real "Sheik" girls, 
handsome and on the market ! 

Chief Dispatcher C. M. Trusseli, has 
been appointed assistant trainmaster, and 
Road Foreman of Engines J. L. Shriver, 
has been promoted to trainmaster at 
Lorain, Ohio. Both are hustlers, and their 
many friends wish them success in their 
new positions. 

T. C. Smith, terminal trainmaster, 
Akron Junction, has been appointed assis- 
tant trainmaster, Akron, Ohio. P. J. 
O'Leary has been promoted to day chief 
dispatcher. Best wishes to both in their 
new positions! 

J. H. Haun has earned promotion to the 
position of night chief dispatcher, Akron, 
Ohio, and is already on the job, making 


Correspondent, G. J. Maisch 

H. B. Smith, Police Department, is the 
proud owner of a Ford coupe. He is an 
experienced driver. His first day's experi- 
ence consisted of striking three separate 
automobiles, a horse and buggy and a 
house. The country, however, is now safe 
as Mr. Smith has secured his insurance 
papers. As a chauffeur Smith will eventually 
make a good policemen. We h&pe he won't 
forget to set a good example and "Cross 
Crossings Cautiously. " 

Freight Traffic Department, Cleveland 

Correspondent, A. R. Strome 

■ On May i, J. P. Leingang, chief clerk to 
assistant general freig'.'.t agent, Cleveland, 
celebrated his fortieth anniversary of ser- 
vice with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 
or it would probably be better to say that 
the employes of the Freight t^nd Passenger 
Traffic Departments celebrated it for him. 

With the assistance of Mrs. Leingang a 
surprise party was quietly arranged and at 
8.30 p. m. we proceeded in a body to the 

After everybody had said "Hello" and 
congratulated "J. P." the musically in- 
clined gathered around the piano for a few 
selections. Card tables were set uj) for the 
rest of the crowd and "Penny Ante" and 
"Michigan" were in evidence the balance 
of the evening. 

At 12.30 a delicious lunch, consisting of 
sandwiches, pickles, ice cream, cake and 
coffee, was served, after which Mr. Kimcs, 
on behalf of the employes, i)rcsenled Mr. 
Leingang with a fine traveling bag. 

About 1.30 a. m. a tired and hajjpy 
crowd left with "Jake" their best wishes 
for many more years of pleasant association 
with the Baltimore and Ohio family, and 
proceeded homeward. 

New Castle Junction Terminal 

Correspondent, Agnes Barnes 

Lewis Southern, welder. New Castle 
Junction Shojis, and Miss Marian Williams, 
formerly of the Bell Tclei)honc Company, 
were married on May i. After an extendecl 
visit to Chicago and other points of inter- 
est, they will be "at home" to their many 
friends on Boyles Avenue, New Castle. 

With the advent of pleasant weather the 
parking space opposite Terminal Train 
Master Yeager's Office is beginning to look 
like "Gasoline Alley." You can look out 
and see Yeager's Franklin; Kane's Chevy; 
Edwards' Dodge; Harrison's Chevy; Ste- 
venson's Ford; Biehl's Ford; Clark's Jewett; 
"Tack" Nail's King 8; Goodhart's Nash 
Four; Calhoun's Stutz Bear Cat; Lee 
Davids' Baby Lincoln — guaranteed not to 
travel less than 55 miles per hour; also 
Murphy's Buick; and Colnot's Dodge. 

Youngstown, Ohio 

Correspondent, Pearl Schmutz 

C. F. Farmer, division freight agent, 
formerly located in the Home Savings & 
Loan Building, has moved to 616 Stam- 
baugh Building, Central Square. 

We are sorry to report the death of Mrs. 
Moore, wife of H. T. Moore, veteran engi- 
neer, Haselton Yards. Mrs. Moore was an 
active member of the Ladies' Auxiliary and 
her sudden death was a shock to the mem- 
bers. We extend to Mr. Moore our sincere 
sympathy in his bereavement. 

In the March issue, we reported Mrs. W. 
W. Smith as being the present secretary of 

Ford Runs 57 Miles 

Gallon of Gasoline 

A new automatic vaporizer and decarbon- 
izer, which in actual test has increased the 
power and mileage of Fords from 25 to 50 per 
cent, and at the same time removes every 
particle of carbon from the cylinders, is the 
proud achievement of John A. Stransky, 
3H36 South Main Street, Pukwana, South 
Dakota. A remarkable feature of this simjile 
and inexpensive device is that its action is 
governed entirely by the motor. It is 
slipped between the carburetor and intake 
manifold and can be installed by anyone in 
five minutes without drilling or tapping. 
With it attached. Ford cars have made from 
40 to 57 miles on one gallon of gasohne. 
Mr. Stransky wants to place a few of these 
devices on cars in this territory and has a 
very liberal offer to make to anyone who is 
able to handle the business which is sure to 
be created wherever this marvelous Httle 
device is demonstrated. If you want to try 
one entirely at his risk send him j'our name 
and address today. — Adv. 

the Ladies' Auxiliary. This was an error. 
Mrs. George Kitchen, 417 E. South St., 
Warren, Ohio was elected to that position. 

Cards received from R. E. Pyle, now in 
Malcolm, la., indicate he is feeling fine. 

)kmual meeting and banquet of the P. 
& W. Veterans' Association was held in the 
Ohio Hotel, Youngstown, Ohio, May 19 
Veterans from jjractically all over the Sys- 
tem attended. 

Haselton Yard 

Conductor Ray Lewis has returned to 
work after spending some time in Colorado 
account of ill health. Ray is feeling fine and 
we hope he will continue to do so. 

A number of road brakemen were trans- 
ferred into yard service on May i. .-^ 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iq2j 

"Shorty" Percell has returned to duty, 
being off account of an injury. 

Engineers Carmical and Turkel are on the 
sick list. We wisli them a speedy recovery. 

Brakeman Dyer has returned to his home 
in Lorain to take up his duties as conductor. 

Conductor Boomhauer has been acting 
as yard master at the Ohio Junction and 
Haselton Yard. Yes, he is a real yard 

Assistant Night Yard Master Walter 
Carmical has been off duty several days 
account of sickness. 

Conductor "Al" Dripps has closed his 
cafateria on the west lead for the season. 
Oh boys; you will miss your soup now. 


Miss Buelah Jones, A. R. A. clerk in O. 
L. Hott's Office, has lost a bill. No one 
seerns to know whether it is a "Bill" or a 
"William. " 

A iiumber of changes have been made on 
our division. Lorain terminal has benefited 
by them. We are glad to be informed of the 
promotion of J. E. Fahy, assistant superin- 
tendent, and also that of J. L. Shriver who 
is with us as trainmaster. Welcome 

Conductor Allen Richardson is wearing 
smiles these days. He was married not long 
ago. Good luck Allen ! 

We were sorry to hear of the death of 
Mrs. Zack Robinson, wife of our carpenter 
foreman. We extend our sympathy. 

Road Foreman P. C. Loux has had his 
Buick painted and overhauled. Looks hke 
a new car, " Pete. " 

Crew Dispatcher ".Sam" Stewart has 
purchased a new "Ford." He says that 
he IS going to start on a small scale and per- 
haps some day he will buy a Packard. 

Miss Anna Bohoric, stenographer to W. 
K. Gonnerman, shop superintendent, has 
returned from a trip to Detroit. It is 
rumored that Anna missed her train and 
was delayed 24 hours but we believe that 
George made her miss it. Hold on to him, 
Anna, Georges are scarce. 

Dock Foreman W. Taylor has returned 
from Fairport where he assisted in placing 
the coal machine in operation. It is re- 
ported that he spent some time in Paines- 
ville, which has the reputation of being a 
pretty hve town. Watch your step, "Bill!" 

Newark Division 

Correspondent, B. A. Oatm.\n 

By the transfer of Lester W. Lucas, the 
Motive Power Department has lost a 
valuable man. Lester has been in the 
service for several years as clerk in master 
mechanic's office at Newark, and recently 
accepted position of assistant to motive 
power timekeeper, Division Accountant's 
Office at Newark, Ohio. He entered on 
his new duties May 7. 



Thomas Johnson, for past two years 
second trick round house clerk at Newark, 
has been assigned to the duties formerly 
handled by Mr. Lucas. We welcome Tom 
to the shop clerical forces. 

Supervisor Shop Schedules C. G. Miller, 
Newark, Ohio, has been temporarily 
assigned to special work in connection with 
the proper preparation of scrap for the 
Cumberland Rolling Mill. Mr. Miller has 
been on the new job for the past three weeks 

At Marietta 

visiting the mills at Cumberland first, then 
all stations on Northwest District where 
scrap is accumulated, instructing each 
station as to what is desired. He is to 
cover the Southwest District in the same 


Fuller Taylor, chief clerk to road foreman 
engines, Newark, Ohio, recently decided to 
buy a new Jewett. This arranged for, the 
old Studebaker had to be disposed of. After 
broadcasting the news that he had the old 
car for sale at a bargain, one of the local 
road men decided that he would buy the 
car at the low figure of $150.03. This was 
a good buy, and the road man pulled out 
his check book and handed Fuller his per- 
sonal check. On Fuller's next visit to the 
bank, he presented the check and was 
handed one dollar and fifty cents. Fuller 
looked at the check and then at the teller 
at the bank window, but the teller would 
not fall for any one hundred stuff when the 
check was made out for one dollar and fifty 

Matters have been straightened out now 
and both parties to the bargain have en- 
joyed the fun occasioned by the road man 
making his check read one fifty in place of 
one hundred and fifty. 


The season is now approaching when it 
is an easy matter to get good snap shots. 
We want to have Newark Division help the 
M.\GAZiNE with good photos of employes 
or members of their families. This class 
of pictures is especially desired. When 
you get a good photo send it in, we will be 
glad to use it. 

At this time of the year when sports, 
such as base ball, etc., are in order, this 
information makes excellent reading for 
those who get the Magazine. 

We would like to have photos of children 
of employes, who are completing their 
schooling this year and graduating. 

If you have a correspondent at your 
station kindly hand to him, or if unable to 
do this, mail direct to Division Corres- 
pondent, B. A. Oatman, care of Master 
Mechanic, Newark, Ohio. 



Newark Division can rightfully boast of 
having a large number of men who have 
rendered good service and have remained 
on the job continuously year after year. 
A canvass of the yard forces under General 
Yard Master C. C. Grimm, has resulted in. 
our finding that out of the present force of 
seventy-nine men, fifty-one men have been, 
in the service a total of one thousand, one 
hundred and eighty-six years, or an average 
of over 23 years per man. This is a chal- 
lenge to our yards to show a better record. 
This is a record that Newark Division is 
proud of. They never quit. They are 
satisfied and dependable men, and years ago 
they discontinued killing and crippHng. 
SAFETY FIRST is part of their daily duty. 
The roll of honor is made up of the following 

D. K. Leedy 36 

D. F. Mangan. . . .37 

F. W.Montgomery35 
J. A. McGee 37 

G. W. Norman. . . 10 

W. H. Neff 41 

Ed O'Neill 25 

W. L. Oden 20 

L. A. Rose 25 

C.H.Rittenhouse. 2> 
A. J. Roberts 15 

E. U. Strong 32 

J. A. Stephans. . . .25 
S. B. Smith 39 

E. L. &ihnaidt. ... 25 
T. A. Swonger. . . .36 
J. H. Thompson. .26 
W. Trimble 13 

F. Van Arsdale. . .31 

C. A. Varner 3? 

J. R. Varner 15 

I. I. Wicker 22 

E. H. Wildman. . .25 

J- Wray 39 

J. Walsh 16 

J. A. Ackerman. . .24 
W.E. Ballenger. . .22 
J. H. Ballenger ... 13 

T. B. Carr 17 

J. H. Dial 31 

F. W. Deardruff. .25 
W. C. Davis 14 

E. E. Davis 11 

C. H. Drone 11 

D. L. Frey 12 

F. F. Funk 15 

C. C. Grimm 26 

J. W. Hughes 24 

C. H. Hazlett 33 

D. E. Hav 17 

J. R. Hefl'ey 19 

W. P. Hannigan. 13 
W. B. Hagerman 14 

O. B. Idle 16 

J. W. Idle 13 

C. D. Kill worth.. ,25 

E. A. Kehoe 22 

H. B. Keim 16 

C. H. Kinney 13 

C. A. Lvnn 32 

R. W. Lytle 22 

They're off! Under the able manage- 
ment of Leon P. Stanford, the Newark Shop 
ball team has rounded out in fine shape. 
The prospects for a winning team were 
never better. The team is entered in the 
Industrial Twilight League, Newark, and 
we feel sure that the team will lose none 
of its past prestige this year. As is the 
practice annually, the glass case used to 
house the several cups won by the team in 
past seasons, is being dusted out and a new 
section of velvet has been mounted and is 
now in place for the reception of the 1923 
cup, which, no doubt will find its resting 
place at the Baltimore and Ohio Shops at 
the season's close. We are all behind the 
team and will be on hand to boost when it 
is scheduled to play. 

Accounting Department 

Correspondent, R. T. George 

Lester Lucas has been transferred from 
Newark Shops to division accountant's 
Office as motive power time clerk. He is 
a welcome addition! 

Donald Jordan is breaking into the 
railroad business as stenographer, Divi- 
sion Accountant's Office. 

The accompanying picture is of engine 
177, camel back type, which ran as helper 
between Bellaire and Barnesville. This 
picture was taken about the year 1884 and 

aitimore and Ohio Magazine. June, iq2J 


hows on the left, Engineer John Krebs, 
"ow deceased, and Fireman Frank Jackson, 
)f this city, who now holds a position with 
;he Holophane Glass Company. 

Mansfield, Ohio 

Correspondent, C. R. Stone 

G. F. Sellers, local ticket agent, reports 
nice passenger business and that the out- 
look for a general increase is good account 
of summer excursions which are popular in 
this section of the country. 

S. T. Bride, local baggageman, reports 
that people are beginning to carry excess 
baggage, and that during the last month 
Ibaggage handled has increased nearly 
double that of previous months. 

J. W. Sharp, supervisor, reports that all 
tracks are in good condition and that work 
ion this division is being pushed as rapidly 
as possible. Before long the North siding 
contract will be completed. 

L. L. Kerr, yardmaster, is rushed to 
death! "Lou" says that when the day is 
over he feels he has been in a fight. People 
are calling for cars to be placed and spotted 
for loading and unloading, besides all in- 
bound and outbound trains to be recorded 
and correspondence kept up. We don't 
wonder that "Lou" is all in when the day 
is over; 

Sammy Kuhn, yard brakeman, is going to 
get a new DURANT Car. We trust 
"Sammy" won't forget that it does not 
drive like a Ford, and strip a few gears 
in practice. 

A. R. Bird, yard conductor, is still in the 
radio business and reports that he is getting 
everything in the air. It won't be long 
until they will place cars by radio and then 
Amsey will all all set. 

G. B. Turner, yard conductor, Steel 
Plant, reports that the Steel Mill is doing a 
wonderful business am^' that it looks like a 
railroad terminal when he goes there to 
switch cars in and out and to spot them. 

With the warm weather now approaching 
our thoughts naturally turn to outdoor 
sports. Baseball seems to occupy the 
main space at present time but it won't 
be long until the railroad boys begin to 
shine up the old fishing paraphernalia in 
preparation for a jaunt to the various lakes 
and streams which our great State of Ohio 
is blessed with. 

Harry Kale, freight house foreman, re- 
ports that the tonnage handled exceeds any 
previous time in his career and if it keeps on 
he will have to work cars at night to keep 
on top. All of which goes to show that the 
Baltimore and Ohio is enjoying good busi- 

Agent W. O. Stockwell is getting ready 
to go with the writer for a jaunt along the 
streams, in order to display our wares to 
the various kinds of fish that invade them. 

"Eddy" Fisher assistant car record 
clerk, Mansfield, recently won the prize in 
golf. Pardon me I should have said "barn 
yard golf." "Eddy" is "some" horse 
shoe flinger and we predict a fine career for 

Harry DeYarman, "Bus" Shasky, H. 
D. MacDougal and "Jay" Long are having 
a contest in "barn yard golf. " It is under- 
stood that the losers will pay for the Be — 
Pardon me; I meant Bon Bons. 

H. C. MacDougal is planning to spend a 
week at home, Fairmont, W. Va. We hope 
" Mac " will have a good time as he deserves 
a rest, having been faithful when we needed 

It is true that more car miles make more 
smiles as it not only helps the Railroads 
but helps business, industry, labor and the 
world at large. The more we ship, the more 
that is manufactured; the more money that 
is put into circulation by the various de- 
partments. Let us strive to put it to the 
test and we will find out that it won't fail. 

STOP THAT LEAK! We have all 
called the plumber to do that very thing in 
thousands of homes and DID HE FAIL! 
He did not, so let us follow the policy ot this 
campaign in making suggestions and follow- 
ing instructions issued along this line and 
make it a success. Of course we realize 
that the plumber had a small job while we 
have a big one. Nevertheless, team work 
will accomplish anything. Team work is to 
help each other save and in that way we 
save ourselves. 


Columbus, Ohio 

Correspondent, R. Kennett 

Assistant Correspondent, Edith Roach 

The following new employes have entered 
the service: Brakemen Monroe, Smith, 
O'Keefe, Rouark and Moume. 

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2-4 Maiden Lane. NewYoi k 

Harry Borden, clerk, Mt. Vernon, has 
been appointed chief yard clerk, Yard 
Office. We wish him success. 

Yard Clerk Wurdack has resumed duty 
after being absent six weeks account 
breaking his arm. 

With regret we announce the accidental 
death of Engineer Chester M. Dean. 
Chester and his brother Fred have been 
running through freight between Nevv^rk 
and Cincinnati for some time and the acci- 


Left; Ruth Marie, daughter of Boilermaker John Houser, Columbus Shop. Right ; Camel back engine 177, taken about 1884. Photo shows on 'eft 
Engineer John Krebs, now deceased, and Fireman Frank Jackson, now employed by the Holophane Glass Company, Newark, O. 

Please mention our magazine when writing advertisers 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, igsj 

dent was quite a shock to his many friends. 
Our sympathy is extended to his relatives 
and friends. 

Machinist Earl King is about ready to 
supply the markets with his young chickens. 
He has plenty of "springers. " 

With rain, hail and snow combined with 
cold weather recently, our yard men found 
it uncomfortable camping out. 

Assistant Yardmaster John Murphy is 
off duty account of illness. We hope for 
his speedy recovery. 

Car Inspector Bayse states the mystery 
has been solved. It took Brakeman Swau- 
ger to discover just why his Chevrolet 
would not run. All former "For Sale" ads 
are cancelled. 

Brakeman Newman discovered a broken 
rail on No. 15 track and reported it to 
Conductor Branthaver, averting a possible 
accident. Brakemen Newman is always 
on the alert and working hard to "Stop 
that Leak. " 


Harry Willard, tallyman, and Ellen F. 
Matchack were married on April 26. After 
a short wedding trip they will be at home to 
their many friends on Hamlet Street. 
Congratulations! Mrs. Willard was for- 
merly a clerk in the local office. 

The Sewing Club enjoyed a theatre party 
in place of regular club meeting. 

Steven A. Bush is back on the job after 
several days illness following an operation 
on his nose. 

Miss Marie Brink has returned to her 
home in Grove Cit}% having spent the 
winter in Columbus. 

The "Six Girls" entertained one of their 
members, Miss Anna Brown, May 2, 
honoring her birthday with a fish dinner 
and to see "Why Men Leave Home" at the 
Hartman Theatre. She was also presented 
with a silk umbrella. 

Running races are held at Beulah Park, 
Grove City, Ohio, which many thousand 
people have been attending. It not only 
added more freight but passengers as well. 
A special train made a round trip every day. 

Newlyweds at White House 

David H. Reese and bride, Columbus, 
have been spending their honeymoon here. 
They were among those who were greeted 
at the White House by the President on 

Friday, April 13. From this city they will 
go to Baltimore and Pittsburgh for visits 
with relatives of the bride, thence to 
Philadelphia, before going to the home 
town, where they will reside on Wilson 

While in Washington Mr. and Mrs. 
Reese called on Mr. and Mrs. Ralph S. 
Dodds, both of whom were employed for 
five years in the Baltimore and Ohio office 
where they were co-workers of Mr. Reese. 
Mr. Dodds coming from that position to 
Washington as assistant secretary to 
Senator Willis. — Columbus Dispatch. 

Mr. Reese is now rate clerk in Division 
Freight Office, Newark. He was promoted 
to this position a little over a year ago, 
having spent fifteen years in the Local 
Office, Columbus. 

No one is more deserving of all the good 
things of life. Congratulations! 

Robert Thomas Yeager arrived at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Yeager, April 
30. Congratulations! "Billie" has a play- 
mate, Robert Thomas being their second 


Marietta, Ohio 

Correspondent, G. R. Steen 

The "Big Bird" dropped in at Pearl 
Biehl's the other evening and lett a bouncing 
baby girl. The next morning Pearl said 
she was sure a peach but he wanted a boy. 
Congratulations old top! 

Conductor Schilling and Brakeman Cal- 
lahan had a heated argument at the circus 

the other evening. Schilling saw some 
monkeys performing in the ring and called . 
"Mike's" attention to them. "Mike" " 
sdid, "Why, are them monkeys? I thought 
them was Irishmen. " And then the fight 
was on. The circus men had some job to 
restore order. 

J. M. Reed opened the fishing season re- 
cently. He has reported the loss of several 
artificial bait and as yet has not said any- 
thing about fish. A fisherman's luck, 
"Joe." See Schantz and Mellor, they can 
tell you how to catch the big ones, as they 
go after them well prepared. 

Chicago Terminal 

Correspondent, J. L. Nichols 

The Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Ter- 
minal Base Ball Club has every reason to 
be proud of the Dance and Bunco Enter- 
tainment given by it, in the ballroom of 
the Stevens Building on April 27. 

The officers and employes, with their 
families or shebas, attended in large 
numbers. Never before has there been a 
get-together party of the officers and 
employes whereat so great a degree of 
good fellowship was evidenced as on this 
occasion, all of which affords the president 
and members of the Club much well 
deserved satisfaction. 

One of the principal numbers of the 
entertainment was the fancy dancing of 
Miss Yvonne DeVeny, daughter of our 
superintendent, who is entitled to much 
praise for the prominent part she took in 
the festivities. 

Those who were so unfortunate as not 
to have been able to be present on this 
long-to-be-remembered occasion, missed a 
lot of real fun. The accompanying draw- 
ing by Walter A. Buckmaster, night time 
clerk, Lincoln Street Shops is indicative 
of the spirit of pleasure that "everybody 
didn't have nothing else but." 

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. 
Kenneth Clough are pleased to congratu- 
late them upon the birth of a son. Mr. 
Clough, as you know, is our tinner foreman 
at Lincoln Street and, as you also know, 
his wife was Miss Birdie Rosenberg, long 
a clerk in the office of Master Mechanic 
F. K. Moses, where she was one of several 
favorites, some ot whom have preceded 
her to the realms of domestic bliss. 

What! Listen! We hear a son has also 
been bom to Mrs. "Fred" Rosenberg 
wife of our genial roundhouse foreman at 
East Chicago. The Cloughs thought they 
had put one over on the Rosenbergs, but 
they came back with the goods. 

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You will be surprised to know tliat 
,Miss Catherine Cummings, who, for a long 
time, has been our roundhouse foreman's 
clerk at Lincoln Street, was married on 
May 12 to Churles Rank, of Little Rock, 
Arkansas, where they will m:ike their 
home. Every good wish, Catherine, for 
your happiness and success. We shall 
surely miss you as our "first aid." 

We are informed, upon good authority, 
that Car Foreman " I)a\ y " Julian, has as 
one of his office force, one Frank Slonick, 
who owns a Ford coupe, in which "our 
Mary" Fox delights to be taken home after 
a hard day's work of eating cake and ice- 
cream. That's right Mary, don't let 
anything get by you, but remember, there 
is a speed limit. 

The beautiful new Baltimore and Ohio 
"Capitol Limited" left the Grand Central 
jjassenger station on May 13 on time. 
This splendid equipment has been adopted 
by our Operating and Mechanical Depart- 
ments as their favorite "baby," and will 
be given preferred professional attention 
as such. The accompany mg picture of one 
of the new locomotives assigned to this 
train was taken by Master Mechanic F. K. 
Moses, at Lincoln Street while she stood on 
the turntable. He is justly proud of her. 

Chicago Division 

Correspondent, F. N. Shultz 

For the first time since he was promoted 
to General Superintendent, D. F. Stevens 
came to Garrett May 16, accompanied by 
Mrs. Stevens. A reception was held for 
Mr. Stevens in the evening by members of 
the Chamber of Commerce and others, in- 
cluding local Baltimore and Ohio officials. 
W. W. Sharpless, president of the chamber, 
presided. Brief talks were made by the 
Company's attorney. Superintendent S. U. 
Hooper and Mr. Stevens. The speakers 
referred to the pleasant relations existing 
between the people of Garrett and the 
Baltimore and Ohio and the prediction was 
made that this friendship will increase and 
be of mutual benefit to the community and 
the Company. 

Mr. Hooper said that employes of the 
Chicago Divnsion are responding in a fine 
way to the pressure brought about by 
' heavy traffic and he is proud of them. He 
I recalled President Willard's remarks last 
summer that the Baltimore and Ohio w-ants 
to be a good citizen of every community it 
serves and Mr. Hooper added that he 
would like to see inscribed on the Company's 
buildings the words "Citizen and Neighbor. " 

Mr. Stevens was formerly trainmaster on 
the Chicago Division, leaving here in 1914. 
He has a host of friends in this community, 
all of whom congratulate him on his 

M. Altherr, formerly agent, South 
Chicago, has been appointed assistant train- 
master, headquarters Garrett. 

' C. L. Starr, St. Louis Division, has been 
appointed assistant road foreman of cn- 
I gines, headquarters Willard. 

H. C. Batchelder has been appointed 
assistant superintendent, and E. Walton 
terminal trainmaster, headquarters, Willard, 

H. L. Cordrey, chief clerk to division 
accountant, has been transferred to ]')osi- 
tion of Car Foreman, Garrett shops. 

Ohio Division 

Correspondent, A. E. Erich 

MOVINGI By the small matter of increas- 

ing approximately each car movement 
four miles per day, of all the cars owned by 
class one railroads in the country, during 
the months of vSeyitembcr, October and 
November 1922, it would HAVE IN" 
which would have resulted in a large reduc- 
tion in the car shortage. Average miles per 
car per day CAN BE INCREASED, as 
shown by report for the first week in May, 
1923, when the highest jieak in the history 
of the Baltimore and Ohio was reached, 
32.38, average miles per car per day, in- 
cluding bad order cars. This is encouraging 
and shows what can be done by concerted 
efTort on the part of all. INCREASED 
PER GROvSS TON MILE, which is 
another reason for KEEPING 'EM 

In the May issue of the Magazine, men- 
tion was made of Earl Schweitzer, clerk, 
car distributor's office, ha\nng the "lone 
nest" just about completed. Just as 
expected, before that note could get into 
print "Schweitz" kicked over the traces 
and led to the altar Miss Verna Colvin, who 
was an employe of the Frad Candy Com- 
pany, and gave her his name right in front 
of the preacher, then quickly flew away for 
a two weeks wedding trip to New York and 
other eastern points. Good wishes for a 
happy married life, and may their lives 
be one continual round of pleasure. 

S. S. Winters, former agent at Grosvenor, 
has been appointed agent at Athens. B. 
C. Roads has been appointed ticket agent 
at that station. 

Sympathy is extended to Conductor B. 
T. vShimmel, in the death of his mother. 

L. T. Griffin, brakeman is receiving con- 
gratulations, being the ])roud "Papa" of a 
nine and one-half-pound girl. 

Have YOU told YOUR friends about the 
Campaign, which is to be conducted during 
the months of June, July, August and 
September, 1923? 

C. F. Young, fireman, joined the ranks of 
the benedicts recently. Best wishes for a 
happy married life. 

R. Conner and James Waldron, ma- 
chinist apprentices, were "treated" to a 
calf wagon ride recently by their fellow- 
employes, in honor of their marriages. 

Here is one automobile owner who 

During the latter part of April, Crossing 
Watchman C. Driggs, Greenfield, observed 
an automobile approach the crossing just 
west of that station, stop and one of the 
party get out, look up and down the track 
and then signal the driver to cross. This 
"game," while not very popular, has every 
advantage over the old familiar "game" of 
"trying to beat the train over the crossing, " 
which in one year was responsible for 183 
accidents on the Baltimore and Ohio. It is 
regretted that license number of the above 
mentioned machine was not noted, in order 
that the name of this careful crossing driver 
could have been obtained. 

The following brakemen took examination 
for promotion to conductors: H. L. Wills. 
C. H. Laiighlin, Ed. Tiemey, J. P. Boylan, 
B. H. Smith, H. J. Thacker, C. M. Skinner, 
J. R. Price, John Murphy, Cecil Cox, E. E. 
Elswick, E. W. Strear, C. E. Hildebrand, 
S. H. Trovillo, C. W. Hale and A. Johnson. 

Firemen J. G. Baker, J. A. Carter, E. 
Robinett, P. P. Evans, C. Varian and Gef). 
Glenn, have been promoted to engineers. 
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Conductor J. Ford, tells the following 
experience. A lady passenger and small 
boy recently boarded one of the accommo- 
dation trains on the Ohio Division and when 
he asked for transportation, she gave him 
a half fare ticket. He asked her where her 
ticket was and she stated "That's it." He 
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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, ig2j 

The freight house at Chillicothe is "all 
dressed up" with a new sign. 

Otis Andrew has been appointed as ticket 
clerk at Washington Court House. He was 
formerly clerk in yard office. 

Employes of the Ohio 'Division were 
saddened hy the news of the death of C. M. 
Dean, engineer, who was killed in Newark 
Yards, on May 6, just as he was finishing 
his trip on Cincinnati-Newark turn. Engi- 
neer Dean started firing on the Ohio Divi- 
sion in December, 1906 and was promoted 
to engineer in 1912. A few years ago he bid 
in one of the Cincinnati-Newark runs. 
Engineer Dean was well liked and his many 
friends extend their sympathy to his be- 
reaved family. 

If any one knows "what's wrong" with 
the fish in Salt Creek, near Chillicothe, 
inform O. E. Sorgius, chief clerk to division 
accountant. Also, as a matter of informa- 
tion, he wishes to inform all fishermen who 
are contemplating getting fish in this creek 
to be sure and take 25 cents along to help 
pay taxes of the man that owns the land 
along this stream. He, as well as three 
other members of the office force, can 
guarantee a good return for the money, in 
the way of "fish stories" from this man. 

The only trouble was that the other "three 
members" had "holes in their pockets," 
and "O. E. S. " had to pay expenses. 

After several months of "no news" from 
the freight office at Chillicothe there comes 
this item of interest. The marriage of 
Miss Bemice Gickler, stenographer, to 
Joseph H. Grote, an employe of the paper 
mill. We wish them good luck and happi- 

Do not grow careless with continued per- 
formance of a task. Some da.y you will sli]) 
when you least expect it. SAFETY. FIRST 
ALWAYS, and "nothin' els' but—" 

Don't forget that the correspondent will 
appreciate any items of interest that you 
may be able to send him for the Magazine. 
Also pictures, especially at this time, of 
employes' children who are graduating 
from the various grades of schools. 

Our sympathy is extended to C. D. 
McDonald, conductor, in the death of his 

Charles Dunlap, stenographer in Divi.sion 
Freight Agent's Office, has resigned and is 
taking an extended automobile trip, with 
a jiarty of friends to California. 

We are glad to report that F. R. Gelhau- 
sen, master mechanic, who has been seri- 
ously ill with tonsilitis, is again on the job. 
Stop That Leak! 

is of VALUE just as other suppUes, like 
coal, waste, oil, etc. Y'ou know by personal 
experience when the water bill is received 
at home and it happens to be a little more 
than you think it should be, how you try- 
to remember where you were careless dur- 
ing the period the bill covers. You then 
promise that you will be more careful in 
the future, and you are. Why not be just 
as careful with our Company's supply? A 
l)roportion of our water supply is on meters,, 
iust the same as the water in our homes. 
drink a pint. 

SAFETY FIRST for all. AU] for 

Toledo Division 

Correspondent, C. E. Thrasher 

The accompanying photograph is that 
of Engineer Rydman and Fireman C. R. 
Pierce, who are endeavoring to "Stop that 
Leak" on the Toledo Division. On April 
24 these men in charge of Engine 5003, 
Train No. 53, Toledo to Cincinnati, 8 cars to 
Deshler, 35 miles and 7 cars through to 
Cincinnati, 167 miles, total, 202 miles, used 
1059 scoops of coal, 14 pounds per scoop, 
averaging 10.2 pounds per passenger car 
mile. With such performances, this crew 
will help to cut down the coal bill. Engi- 
neer Rydman entered service on September 
I, 1888 and Fireman C. R. Pierce on May 
10, 1916. Both men were commended for 
tliis excellent showing. 

We are reproducing a waybill issued June 
24, 1870, covering a shipment from Troy, 
Ohio to Delphos. It is interesting to com- 
pare the rates in eflfect 53 years ago and the 
jiresent day. Waybill No. 93 covered three 
s.icks of malt, weight 293 pounds, rate 14 
cents, total 41 cents. Present rate on this 
commodity is 5th class, 17 cents, cr 50 cents, 
an increase of 9 cents. 

Another old waybill No. 228, June 27, 1870, 
covers shipment of plows and household 
goods from Piqua to Lima, original point 
of shipment, Greenville, Ohio. The total 
cost of shipment 53 years ago was I7.62. 
Total charges on the same shipment today 
would be $7.81 or an increase of 19 cents. 

Comparison of these rates with other 
industries shows a small increase and no 
doubt if the public were acquainted with 
some of the rates which were in effect half 
century ago, comparing them with the 
present day, it would be a simple matter 
to explain why many railroads are not 
paying dividends on their stock. 

Business is good on the Toledo Division. 
Our passenger trains are filled and showing 
a good ON TIME performance. There is 
no better way to secure passenger business 
than to operate trains on time. It does not 
cost a penny more to carry 200 passengers 
than it does to haul 100. It is the duty of 
everyone to see that passenger trains are 
not delayed. 

We heard a good story about our relief 
agent. A few days ago he went into Toledo 
from Perrysburg on traction car and thought 
he would stop at a barber shop to get all 
"slicked up" and take in a movie. While 
being shaved he discovered he had left his 
traveling bag on the car and told the barber 
to hurrv' up and shave him as he wanted 
to see if he could find it. He hurried to the 

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Old waybill shewing rate on malt in 1870 

traction office and advised the train caller 
his misfortune; the latter called first 
station on line to locate the missing grip. 
Jt was found and it was necessary for 
i"Jess" to catch the next car in a search for 
his valuable possessions. He finally located 
it and returned to Toledo. While walking 
down the street, window shopping, he dis- 
covered there was something wrong and 
could not locate the trouble. Presently he 
discovered he had left his glasses in the 
ibarber shop, so back he went to locate them. 
"Jess" says he thought while he was all 
together he had better go to the hotel and 
go to bed before someone kidnapped him, 
as he might not be able to tell his name. 

Things We Would Like to Know 

Where Agent Schoenberger, Toledo, gets 
all his prettj' girls? Didja ever rotice they 
all have a pleasant smile? 

Why Earl Baumgardner, chief clerk, 
Toledo is never angry? 

Why J. Reister Hamilton never smiles? 

Why Arthur West Hamilton does not 
join the church? He 'iays he did. But 

Why Bert MacDougal Hamilton does not 
become a jockey? 

Why L. F. Hockett never buys any 
chewing tobacco? 

Why does "Bill" Crist part his hair in 
jthe middle? 

Why T. J. Daly never has a match? 

Why Tim O'Neil never got married? 

And a lot of other things we would like 
to know but are afraid to ask. 

I. E. Clayton is back on the job after a 
three months leave of absence. We are glad 
to see him. 

G. J. Williams has returned to the dis- 
patcher's office and is working a trick. 
Sorry to see you leave us, Ceorge. 

It is with regret that we report the death 
of F. L. Charles' mother, which occurr«J 
at WaterviUe, Ohio on May 17. Mrs. 
Charles has been in poor health for some 
time, and although her death was expected 
it came to the family as a shock. Services 
were held at her late residence, Waterville, 
Ohio, and burial was made at Perrysburg, 
Ohio. She is survived by her husband and 
four sons. 

We extend our sympathy to Mr. Charles 
and other members of the bereaved family. 


Correspondent, O. L. Wallburg 

I desire to express my sincere apprecia- 
tion to the members of the Baltimore and 
Ohio family at Lima, Ohio, who are so ably 
and willingly assisting me in upholding the 
standard of our Magazine. 

The manner in which the boys on the 
road, in the shops and in the offices are 
sending me material for the monthly article 
affords me a great deal of pleasure, and 
demonstrates what a wonderful hold this 
Magazine of ours has upon our employes, 
and its power for good. 

In a Magazine of National circulation, 
I read a letter written by a Baltimore and 
Ohio employe to a friend which said in part : 
"I am working for the best railroad on 
earth. They have always treated me fine 
in every way. My greatest desire is by my 
efforts to prove my appreciation. I have 
been with them thirty-two years, without a 
demerit mark against my record and I hope 
to continue this record so long as I may live. '' 

The recipient of the above letter was 
inclined to believe that the spirit breathing 
from the lines quoted was very rare in these 
days, but 1 do not agree with him, especially 

with reference to employes on our Railroad. 
1 have met many employes who are imbued 
with the same spirit and I am sure that 
there are many thousands of them on our 
railroad who are contributing to it by their 
daily service to this Company, and by .so 
doing, making it what it is recognized to be 
— one of the best managed in the country, if 
not the best. 

When you consider that in a period of 
ninety years the greatest transport it ion 
system in the world has been developed in 
our country and that our company is one 
of the largest in the country, does it not 
make you feel proud that you are a part of 
that railroad, and do you not feel, like the 
writer of the above letter, that you are 
indeed working for the best railroad? 

Working as we do, from day to day, let 
us not consider how speedily we can put 
in our eight hours, but how thoroughly we 
can do our part in the service assigned to us, 
so that we may feel, at its completion that 
we have performed our duties in a creditable 
manner and played well our part in Life's 

One of our photographs is a group of our 
boys at North Lima who are helping in a 
large measure to insure successful operation 
of our trains. 

T\jg- "fire boys" in our photo are capable 
of doing good work and helping by their 
indiv'idual efforts to keep down our coal 
bill. Joe Ziegenbush may be trying to 
locate the ijarty who called him on the 
telephone and requested him to call the 
pipe stretcher to the phone. After a vain 
search for the pipe stretcher, "Joe" is now 
Jaoking for the person who made the request. 

Fireman C. L. Crouch was married on 
April 30. His wife was formerly Miss 
Audrey Shaffer. Now that you have left 
the terminal, Crouch, old man, play it safe. 
We are glad to see you "double heading*" 
Play the game and do your l)cst to bring 
the train in safely and on time when your 
run is over. Congratulations and best 

Third Trick Crew Dispatcher F. J. Helmig 
passed cigars to his friends on April 18, the 
occasion being his marriage to Miss Jose- 
phine De Grief. The cigars were fine, 
"Fay. " May your happjiiess endure always. 

Left to right; Fireman C. R. Pierce and Engineer W. Rydman. Right; Hamilton Office Force; first row left to right; John Ruwe, Ray Emley, Mary Connell, 
Luella Balcom, Mrs. Jennie Sharp. Second row; Clarence Collins, Martin Philebaum, C. E. Beiser, Lester Scarborough, LowcU Philebaum. Last row; N. L. 
McMorrow, travehng car agent, C. J. Rohrkemper, Vennie Stewart 

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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iq2j 

Keeping the Desk Clean 

Rumor has it that Yard Clerk Ray 
Mahoney is contemplating matrimony. 
"Cupid" is a busy boy these days. Must 
be working day and night to keep up the 
gait. The boys say nothing less than an 
"El Verso" will do, Ray. 

Toledo, Ohio 

Correspondent, E. G. Baumgardner 

Bobbed hair is still the craze in Toledo. 
"Al" had his hair bobbed and now wears 
his cap all the time. Never mind, "Al," 
take a cue from Rudolph; use a little goose 
grease. It will grow. 

Did you ever see Lillian when you didn't 
see John? Did you ever see John when you 
didn't see Lillian? 

Mr. Brigham is with us again after an 
absence of three weeks. Says he has been 
indisposed but his looks indicate he has 
been South for the winter. 

Did you know that "Romeo, " or "Sheik" 
Smith, is thinking of leaving us? Violet 
sighs and sighs. 

In case you miss anything from your desk, 
ask Ella. 

This is strictly confidential. Frank 
Langers has promised to take off his red 
flannels on July i , if Miss Carr will keep all 
the windows down. 

Wellston, Ohio 

Correspondent, L. M. Mason 

"Uncle Jo" Ortel is dead. He was a 
grand old man who was loved by all who 
knew him, because he loved us, and always 
had a smile and cheerful greeting. He died 
April 13 at 5.30 p. m. in the dining room of 
his home on West Third Street. 

" Uncle Jo " had performed his day's work 
as flagman at the Second Street crossing, to 
which duties he had been devoted for the 
past nine years. 

Arriving home, "Uncle Jo" entered the 
dining room, as was his custom, and his 
daughter, Miss Annie, ran for his slippers 
so that he would be comfortable and be 
ready to dine. As she approached him he 
gave a gasp, fell back and died. 

Joseph Ortel was born in Baden, Ger- 
many, sixty four years ago. He came to 
this country when twenty one years of age. 
Soon after his arrival he accepted employ- 

ment wit h the Cincinnati , Hamilton & Day t on , 
now jjart of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail- 
road, in the Carpenter Department. Shortly 
afterwards he became foreman of a bridge 
gang with headquarters in this city. About 
nine years ago his infirmities made it neces- 
sary for him to give up manual labor and he 
was assigned to a position as crossing man 
at Second .Street crossing. 

So steady 'was Mr. Ortel on the job that 
his absence for a day caused city wide com- 
ment; everyone asking where "Uncle Jo" 
had gone. Every child in the city knew 
him and spoke to him every time as they 
passed his crossing. 

The companion of his life died in the 
same manner as he, about fifteen months 
ago, the summons coming without notice, 
as a flash from a clear sicy. "Uncle Jo" 
remarked to the writer some months ago, 
that life did not seem the same to him now, 
as it did before she went away. Today 
these excellent people, faithful companions 
and exemplary citizens, are re-united in the 
glorious beyond. 

The bereaved ones may find consolation 
in the fact that their parents were of a true 
blue type which makes a substantial 

Just a week before his death "Uncle Jo" 
had been summoned to Chillicothe where 
he underwent a medical examination. It 
was observed that he was in poor health, 
but he returned and was so cheerful that it 
was not expected that he would go so soon. 
There are four children surviving, Ella, 
Rose and Annie, this city, and Charles 
Joseph "Dutch" Ortel, Dayton. Two 
brothers and a sister also survive. 

The deceased was a member of the 
Catholic Church and the funeral was held 
at the S. S. Peter and Paul Church, with 
burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. All 
schools of the city turned out to the funeral 
and many beautiful fiowers were left on his 
grave by school children. Our sympathy is 
extended to his survivors. 

A COPY of The Flour Barrel, issued 
May 9, by W. P. Tanner-Gross and 
Company, which is mailed weekly to 
flour users, has been handed to us, and the 
following story it tells will prove of interest 
to everyone: 

About every so often the Shipping 
Department gets up on its individual and 
collective hind legs and yells for recognition. 
Of course, executives and salesmen have 
no right to monopolize the spot light, so 
I've heeded the shippers' cry and here is 
what they have to say. And it's a mighty 
good story, at that. 

R. M. Frey, our guardian of traffic, says 
on oath, that at 4.57 p. m. Monday, April 
30th, a baker phoned and wanted a car of 
flour placed on Pier 21, East River, not a 
minute later than Wednesday, May 2. 
Forthwith all hands got busy and speeded 
up the shipping machinery. It was too 
late to load a car Monday night but the 
men at the plant filled a car the next day, 

Now here is where the Baltimore and 
Ohio enters the scene. At 6.00 a. m., Wed- 
nesday, the shifting crew pulled the car 
from our siding, hustled it up to St. George 
and at 8.30 a. m. rolled it on to Baltimore 
urxl Ohio float, No. 151, botmd for Pier 

Keeping the Record Right 

Joseph Utz, clerk, freight office, is back 
at work after being absent for three weeks 
account of small-pox. 

Herbert Potts, warehouse man, has re- 
signed to take a position in, Ohio. 
We hate to loose you, " Herb, " but wish you 

P. W. Elmore, who hails from down 
vonder, was a recent visitor in Wellston. 
We also had W. B. Kilgore and C. D. 
McCarty, and we are sorry they had to be 
called out at 2.00 a. m. 

Thomas Zinkan, general foreman, made 
a flying trip to Washington, Ind. He re- 
ports a nice trip, except that he was caught 
in a snow storm with his new "straw lid." 

21, East River. The car arrived there at 
10.00 a. m. and because of the cooperation 
of C. E. Floom, the agent, was made ready 
for delivery at once. 

Just about this time and before we could 
get him on the phone, Mr. Bakerman called 
and said he was out of flour and would have 
to send a truck down to our plant for a load. 
Said he realized he had given us mighty 
short notice but hoped a miracle or some- 
thing would happen. 

Imagine his relief and appreciation when 
we told him his flour was on the pier and 
that the railroad men, knowing his dire 
need, had performed a near miracle for 
his benefit in getting the car from our siding 
to St. George, then across the bay to the 
pier and made ready for delivery, all in only 
four hours by the clock. 

This is another instance of genuine, 
whole hearted service — the will to serve 
plus the ability to perform. 

It Had the Kick 

There was a young rounder named Lew, 
Who made up a batch of home brew, 

He took a wee nip, 

Just a moderate sip. 
Funeral — Tuesdav at two. 

— Steam Shovel and Dredge 

Congratulations, New York Properties 


"Another Instance of Genuine, Wholehearted SERVICE, Plus the 
Ability to Perform," says W. P. Tanner-Gross and Company 

3altimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 192 j 


Prize Winning Supervisors and Track 
Foremen Tell How They Did It 

THE supervisors and foremen on the 
Indiana and Illinois Districts and on 
the Monongah Division, who won 
prizes in 1922 tor the best sections, tell us 
(how they did 't. The key note of their 
lexplanation is "Cooperation" and full 
Icredit is given by each one to his men. 

Gives His Men Credit 

As much as myself, my men were respon- 
sible for being able to present the most 
improved main line section on the Monon- 
gah Division for the year 1922. 

Previous to the beginning in earnest of 
the renewal season, and with my allotted 
men, I was continually following up the 
distribution of ties and when forces were 
increased and the word "go" issued, tie 
renewals and ditching were carried on 
daily by a gang of men who worked six 
days per week, resulting in my section 
presenting the ajipcarance it did when the 
inspectors rewarded me. 
C. \V. Keith, 

Foreman, Cornwallis, W. Va. 

Completes Each Job 

During the progress of renewals last year 
I was under the impression that more was 
being accomplished on my section than in 
past years. 

The improvement on my section was the 
result of daily labor, constantly following 
to completion each job that was started. 

Tie renewals were finished early in the 
fall, giving me an opportunity to assign all 
forces to the preparation of ditches which 
is the first essential feature of track main- 

M. P. McV^cker, 
Foreman, Stone House, W.Va. 

Gives All Credit to His Men 

For many ye:irs tlie (i. and B. sub- 
division of the Monongah Division has 
l)een more or less a sore spot in the eyes of 
the Management. 

Previous to the beginning of the renewal 
sc- son, last year, I hafl firmlj' made up my 
mind that I would, with the iissistancc of 
my faithful foremen and men, present ;i 
much improved railroad, both from apjicar- 
ancc atid j)hjsical standpoints. 

.At a monthly staff ineeting early in the 
\car 1 was promised by each foremcm his 
best cooperation. 

Material was forthcoming at ;:11 times 
duringtheyear, work train service ami)lc, and 
the improvement that was noticeable from 
day to day during the entire year convinced 
me that not only were the men fulfilling 
their promise but were going one I,etter»» 

Other than my desire at all times to give 
my sui)eriors my best, I attribute the im- 
proved conditions on the G. and B. to my 
men only. 

L). F. Ramsey, 

Supervisor, G. & B. Subdivision, 
Grafton, W. Va. 

Early Tie Renewals Did It 

As I received prize for having the best 
branch section, I wish to thank our officers 
of the Baltimore and Ohio for it : 

I received the prize because I was the 
first foreman on the branch to have all my 
ties renewed last \e;ir. As we had all ties 
on hand for year's renewal, I had them in 
by June i, and had the balance of year to 
work on line and surface, and clean weeds. 
I think it a good idea to have all ties in 
track by July i, then you will have solid 

John Robb, 

Foreman, Sjiringfield, 111. 

SeU Shirts 

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a.ssured. Kntiri-lv' nf'w nroposllien. 
MADISCN S^ IRT ( O., COa B'v/.i», N. V. Clly 

Upper row, left to right: Foreman J. E. Clevy, Claremont, 111., Foreman J. M. Robb, Berry, HI 
Foreman Ed. Widdows, luka, III. Lower row: Supervisor W. M. Downay, North Vernon, Ind 
Foreman W. S. Canfield, North Vernon, Ind., and Supervisor J. H. Quill, Vicennes, Ind. 

Please mention our magazine when writing 

Believes in His Men 

I won the prize for the most improved 
main line section. on the Monongah Divi- 
sion simply by believing that my men were 
cajjalile of doing just what they were 
instructed to do. I did everything possible 
to carry out the instructions of my super- 
visor. I made it a i)oint at all times to 
follow up the tightening of bolls, renewing 
tics, surfacing of low joints and the i)rep- 
aration of suitable ditches. In preparing 
the ditches I followed closely the method 
outlined in the Maintenance of Way book 
of instructions. 

Tics were distributed over practically 
my entire section previous to starting to 
ajjply them; this permitted me to finish tie 
renewals early in the fall. 

Thos. Varner, 

Foreman, Cairo, W. Va. 

Hard Work Does It 

'i"hc way I succeeded in carrying off the 
])rize for 1922 was by hard work by my 
men and me, eight hours per day. 

Ed. Widdows, 

Foreman, luka. 111. 

Worked Hard to Win 

1 made it my duty to do my very best. 
My men and I worked hard to get the 
sect^ n in good condition. I was untiring 
in my effort to make the track safe and I 
think it looks well. 

William Canfield, 

North Vernon, Ind. 

Being "On the Job" Did It 

I started my service with the Baltimore 
and Ohio in 1897 as track laborer on Clare- 
mont Section No. 41, and worked in that 
capacity until 191 1. Served as extra gang 
foreman during 191 1 and on January, i, 
1912 took charge of Bridgeport section Ko. 
39, and served as foreman on that section 
until April I, 1917 when I was transferred 
to section 41 at Claremont, and have served 
as foreman here since, winning second 
prize in 1920 and 1921 and first prize in 1922. 

I am confident the true secret lies in 
being on the job and seeing that work 
is well done. I find when it is well done at 
the time you are doit^t? it, it stays done. 
I still believe in the old proverb " Work that 
is wortli doing at all is worth doing well." 

I wis,h to thank each officer p irticipating 
in the inspection, especially our supervisor, 
J. H. Quill, for interest taken in the work 
I have labored so incess mtly to accomplish. 
J. E. Clevy, 

Foreman, Claremont, 111. 

Advertising Pays 

January 24, 1923. 

Last .spring when we received notice that 
there was to be a prize given for the best 
district and best section this year, I got 
right after my foremen and talked to them 
about it and told them that we must win 
this year as we liad never won fir-t prize 
>-et. I kept the matter right before them 
every time I met them. I talked nothing 
I but doing good work and winning the prize 

this fall. The foremen assured me that 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iq2j 

I. Foreman C. W. Keith, Cornwallis, W. Va. 2. Supervisor D. F. Ramsey, Grafton, W. Va. 
3. Foreman Thomas Varner and family, Cairo, W. Va. 4. Foreman W. P. McVickar, Stone 
House, W. Va. 

they would do all they could and as the 
time drew near, we cleaned up everything. 
One way to success is plenty of advertise- 

W. M. Downey 
Supervisor, North Vernon, Ind. 

Death of Thomas R. Lester 

By W. E. Ross 

THOMAS R. LESTER was born on a 
farm in Washington County, October 
31, 1 85 1. He went to work for the 
Ohio and Mississippi R. R. as an extra 
section man in June, 1870, later asssisting to 
change the six foot gauge track to the 
standard of today. He, was then transferred 
to the engine house force at Seymour where 
he went up the line — wiper, machinist helper 
machinist, gang foreman. 

In 1886-87 the Seymour shop was aban- 
doned and forces sent to Vincennes, where 
he remained until that shop was abandoned 
and force sent to Washington. He was 
in the engine house for some time and was 
there made gang foreman. This place he 
held until 1891 when he was transferred 
to vStorrs as engine house foreman, where 
he remained until 1895 when he was 
sent to Hamden, Ohio as engine house fore- 

He was in Hamden until 191 1 when, 
account of an accident, his leg was broken, 
necessitating his retirement from active 
duty, and he was placed on the Relief 
until Nov. r, 191 7 when he was pensioned. 
On being retired he moved to Seymour 
where he made his home until 1921 when, 
•on account of physical infirmities, he and 
his wife made their home with his brother, 
Daniel Lester, North Vernon, Ind., a 
veteran engineer of the Louisville Division. 

Mr. Lester died April 9, after a short 
illness. He had a stroke of paralysis on 

Easter Simday which later developed into 
pneumonia. He was buried April 4, at 
2.30 P. M. from the Presbyterian Church, 
Seymour, services being in charge of the 
Odd Fellows Lodge and Rev. J. W. Martin, 
Pastor of the Church. 

The deceased is survived by Mrs. Mohr 
of Indianapolis, Mrs. StClair and James 
H. Lester of -Seymour, and Daniel Lester 
of North Vernon, Ind. He was a member 
of the Masons, Odd Fellows, Modern 
Woodmen, Baltimore and Ohio Veterans, 
Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodges at 

R. S. Hollis Was a Brake- 
man in 1869 

RS. HOLLIS was born in Springfield, 
Hampshire County, Virginia (now 
• West Virginia) on September 4, 1 850. 
His father moved to Cheat Bridge, near 
Rowlesburg, in December of the same year, 
having been appointed toll gate keeper and 
postmaster. Cheat Bridge was at that time 
one of the stations where horses were 
changed on the passenger stage nmning 
between the Ohio River, Baltimore and 
Washington. Mr. Hollis' mother died in 
1856, after which his father gave up house- 
keeping, leaving the children to support 
themselves. For six years, then, the boy's 
lot was a rough one. 

In 1862, when he was 12 years of age — 
and when the war was in progress — he went 
to Delaware County, Indiana, serving as a 
bell boy in a Muncie Hotel. Not being 
satisfied with his position, he returned to 
Darke County, Ohio, and secured a position 
with Brandon and English, contractors, 
who were furnishing wood, cross ties and 
rails for the Bellefontaine and Indiana 
Railway. All the locomotives at that time 
on this road were using wood for fuel. 

In 1865 when the last call for volunteers 
in the Civil War was made, he tendered his 
services to his country, but was rejected on 
account of his age, and returned to his 
position with Brandon and English, re- 
maining with them until 1867. He then 
returned to Rowlesburg, where he secured 
a position with the Rowlesburg Lumber 
and Iron Co., rafting and running logs on 
the Cheat River. 

In July, 1869, Mr. HolUs accepted a posi- 
tion as brakeman on the third division of 
the Baltimore and Ohio, between Piedmont 
and Grafton, and after serving ^2 months he 
was promoted to freight conductor, having 
had the somewhat unusual distinction of 
running as a conductor several months 
before reaching the age of twenty -one. In 
1872 he was assigned to Engine 123, one of 
the old "Camels" which was used hauhng 
freight trains over the mountain. His 
engineer was John J. Hunter, now deceased. 

In 1879 it was decided to move part of 
the helper engines to Rowlesburg, and this 
was done on December 29. Mr. Hollis' 
engine, 460, headed the list, all camel 
engines having been backed off, and all 
helper stations being supplied with the 
moguls, built by the Baltimore and Ohio. 

The >ate Thomas H. Lester 

cdtimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 1923 


Engineer R. S. Hollis, retired 

In 1880 Mr. Hollis was promoted lo 
engineer, which position he held until 1906, 
when, on account of a severe attack of 
muscular rheumatism he was unable to 
perform his duties and resigned from the 

In 1901 Mr. Hollis purchased the stock 
of dry goods and groceries owned by 
Jhomas W. Nine, and assisted by his two 
sons he is still handling this business. While 
he has passed the age of three score years 
and ten, he is still in good health, and says 
that so far as he can ascertain there is not 
a man in active service on the Baltimore 
and Ohio today, in his section, who was 
there in 1869, many of them ha\-ing been 
called to the Great Beyond, and others 
living in retirement. 

Mr. Hollis was a charter member of the 
first division of the Order of Railway Con- 
ductors organized in Piedmont in 1872. 
He joined Division 284 of the Brotherhood 
of Locomotive Engineers, Grafton, in 
February 1891. He also has the honor of 
wearing a fifty year veterans jewel of gold 
given to him bv the Sovereign Grand Lodge 
of the I. O. O.'F. 

Mr. Hollis lives in Rowlesburg and 
extends a cordial invitation to Veterans 
and other employes of the Baltimore and 
Ohio to \nsit him there. 

The Saxophone 

LOVERS of the Saxophone — and, in 
fact, everyone interested in music — 
will he interested in a new booklet 
entitled "The Story of the Saxophone," 
published by the Buescher Band Instru- 
ment Company, Elkhart, Indiana, 

The Saxophone is the most remarkable 
musical instrument of the day. The ease 
with which it can be mastered, and the 
range and beauty of its tones, have made 
possible the tremendous success of such 
nationally famous orchestras as Paul 
Whiteman's Palais Royal Orchestra and 
Tom Brown's Clown Band. 

The Saxophone has practically displaced 
string instnmients in all the great popular 
recording orchestras of today. 

This new booklet contains the origin and 
history of the Saxophone, tells you when to 
use the Saxophone — singly, in quartets, in 
sextets or in regular band ; how to plaj' from 
cello parts in orchestra and many other 
things of interest. 

^ It will be sent free of charge to anyone on 
request to the Buescher Band Instrument 
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Careful HandHng by These 
Engineers of Trains i and 4 
Gave Comfort to Young 
Lady Seriously 111 

AN interesting instance of appreciation 
of good service has recently come to 
our attention. The invahd daughter 
of Mr. L. L. Loar, Clarksburg, W. Va. w .s 
brought to Baltimore on Train No. 4. 
November 15, 1922, and returned to her 
home on Train No. i, February 21, 1923. 

Train No. 4 was handled by Engineers 
W. I. Rowland, T. W. White, R. C. Pearcll 
and W. Markey; Train No. i by Engineers 
C. T. Goodwin, J. A. Nixon, A. W. Stan- 
hagen and J. R. Cabell. Mr. Loar wrote the 
following letter to each engineer. 

"My daughter and I wish to express our 
sincere thanks for the service rendered in 
your effort to give us a smooth ride on our 
trip from Baltimore on the night of Fel)- 
ruary 21, at which time we brought our 
invalid daughter from that city. You can; 
not imagine how much this service was 
appreciated unless you have had at some 
time a similar experience. 

" My daughter has been ill for a long time; 
she being in such a condition that a seven- 
"jar" meant pain, not only on the trip, but 
for many days after the journey was over. 

"And with these thoughts in mind I 
desire to express our sincere appreciation. 
With kindest regards and best wishes, etc' ' 

Death of Nathaniel Dare 

By H. D. Baker 

Nathaniel Dare Chesley, who retired 
from active service on November 26, 191 7, 
after ha\'ing served the Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad for forty-six years, died at his late 
home, 1705 W. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore, 
Md. on May 17. 

Mr. Chesley was born in Baltimore, Md. 
on March 18, 1850. He received his educa- 
tion in the public schools and entered the 
service as a receiving clerk at Camden 
Station, September 15, 1871, from which 
position he was transferred to the Accoun- 
ting Department — Auditor of Revenue — 
December 17, 1884 and promoted to head 
clerk in charge of Claim Checking Bureau, 
April 1, 1902. 

In the separation of the Merchandise, 
Coal and Coke, and Passenger divisions, 
Mr. Chesley was retained in the Auditor of 
Revenue's office in charge of agents' cash 
remittances, which position he held until 
the time of his retirement. 

Mr. Chesley was well respected and ad- 
mired by his fellow men. Our sympathy is 
extended to the bereaved family. 

Death of F. P. Tunney 

Francis P. Tunney, formerly employed as 
clerk. Car Foreman's Office, Locust Point, 
passed away at his home in Hampden, on 
April 28, after a brief illness of pneumonia. 

Mr. Tunney was 38 years of age and had 
been employed by this company for seven 
and one-half years. He is survived hy his 
wife and three children, Robert, five, 
Francis, three and Jacqueline, seven months. 
Mr. Tunney was well liked by all who knew 
him and the sympathy of the employes <>f 
the Baltimore Terminal is extended to his 

J> W. Schad, Master Mechanic 

On May I, J. W. Schad was appointed 
master mechanic, headquarters ConnelN- 
ville. Pa., Vice J. F. Long, resigned, to accept 
service with another company. 



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tnttudiit^ Cilta iVd^jlw 

George H. Winslow Leaves 
Raihoad "Y" Field 

STj .\ DAY, April 15, was an epochal day 
in the history of the Terminal Railroad 
Yoimg Men's Christian Association: 
a day which will stand out prominently in 
the minds of the membership of the asso- 
ciation, for it marks the passing from the 
work of George H. Winslow, who has been 
secretary since the opening of the work in 
Union Station, November 17, 1907. 

A special- service was held in the rooms of 
the Terminal R. R. Y. M. C. A., in the nature 
of a farewell meeting, and many of the older 
members were present. Mr. J. L. Fergu- 
son, of the Committee of Management *of 
the Association, acted as chairman. A 
quartette from the Mt. V'^ernon Place M. E. 
Church rendered several selections. The 
meeting then took on the character of a 
testimonial to the retiring secretary, parti- 
ci])ated in by several, including Messrs. J. 
L. Ferguson, A. L. Pierce, T. J. Bridges, 
E. Kettle, of Danville, Va., and R. L Mc- 
Cown, while on the stafT of the 
association, presentation of a mahogany 
desk set was made by Assistant Secretary 
W. W. Tenney. 

Mr. Winslow, having reached retirement 
age, is leaving Railroad Y. M. C. A. work, 
and will engage in business as secretary- 
treasurer of a newly organized firm. 

Mr. Winslow's record is one of which any 
man might be proud. Born in the hills of 
the Old Bay State, his early life was spent 
in the vicinit}- of Springfield, Barre, Ware, 
and Gilbert ville. On reaching manhood, 
he engaged in the woolen business, but after 
a time took up the work of the Young Men's 
Christian Association and entered the 
training school at Springfield, Mass., gradu- 
ating in 1891. 

Mr. Winslow is succeeded by Edward H. 
Goelz, a former member of the stafT of the 
Terminal R. R. Y. M. C. A., who has been 
secretarv' at Gassaway, W. Va., on the 
Baltimore and Ohio during the past year. 

Please mention our magazine when writing, advertisers 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 1923 

Our Ladies' Auxiliary 

{Continued from page 53) 

than that out of such a meeting there will 
arise much that will mean a great deal, not 
only to its participants but to every one 
coming into contact with them. 

I have experienced this in my travels 
over the Baltimore and Ohio System and 
in every local that I have visited I have 
never felt that my visit was in vain. From 
the oldest to the youngest divisions on 
the System, wherever they are organized, 
that same spirit makes itself felt. And 
so it was on my visit to The Mary D. 
Garvey Auxiliary at McMechen, W. Va. 

Accompanying our grand president, Mrs. 
F. M. Howard, from Newark, Ohio on 
April 30 for the purpose of assisting in the 
installation ceremonies on that date we 
were received at the meeting by as fine a 
bunch of ladies as it has been my pleasure 
to meet and there is certainly a fine spirit 
of cooperation and loyalty manifest at 
their meetings. 

Such, however, has been my experience 
everywhere on the System. The wives 
of our veterans are such fine spirits that 
it is indeed a pleasure to meet them, and 
you meet them everywhere; Cincinnati; 
Staten Island, N. Y.; Newark, Ohio; 
Garrett, Ind. In all the states that this 
big Railroad of ours runs through our 
ladies are the same, always on the job to 
help the men and they do a good job of it. 

We met in the K. of P. Hall with Mrs. 
Howard in the chair and with the assistance 
of our smiling and sociable Grand Vice 
President Mrs. J. M. Garvey and myself, 
the following officers were installed; Mrs. 
Ray Chamberlain, president; Mrs. E. 
Hick, vice president ; Mrs. John Coxon, 
secretary; Mrs. Henry Schultz, .treasurer; 
Mrs. J. W. Kettlewell, chaplain; Mrs. 
John Kerrigan, marshall; Mrs. Edward 
Emrick, outer guard. I was given the 
honorable position of marshall of the day. 

The installation ceremonies were im- 
pressive and I have no doubt meant a 
great deal to those participating therein 
as well as those witnessing them. I 
recommend that each division that has 
not already installed their officers according 
to the plan outlined in the Constitution 
and By-laws avail itself of this privilege. 

After the ceremonies many questions 
were brought up by those present which 
were ably handled and disposed of by our 
grand president to the satisfaction of all 

Sisters Gandy, Bell and Emrick were the 
committee in charge of refreshments and 
they were indeed fine and splendidl}' served. 

Pensioners' Roll of Honor 

{Continued from page 25) 

age, and then went to work in a furniture 
factory. He was first employed by the 
Baltimore and Ohio in October, 1900 as 
laborer, being promoted to painter in 1906. 
Since that date Mr. Wilhelm occupied 

positions as painter, laborer and locomotive 
cleaner until his recent retirement. 

Charles S. Colgate 

Charles S. Colgate was born in Baltimore 
on January 30, 1857. He entered the 
service at Bayview on July 20, 1887 as 
laborer. Irl 1888 he was promoted to 
machinist's helper, and in 1895 to hostler. 
In 1896 he was appointed engine inspector, 
and later turntable man. Because of ill 
health he was placed in tool roorh in 19 13, 
and held this position at the time of his 
recent retirement. 

John Heimal 

John Heimal was born in 1855. He 
entered the service of the Baltimore and 
Ohio on July 21, 1 891 as a laborer at Camden 
Station. In 191 2 he was appointed porter 
and in 1914 transferred to Mount Royal 
as laborer, which position he held at the 
time of his recent retirement. 

James B. Liggett 

Engineer James B. Liggett entered the 
service as a laborer in May 1883. He was 
born at Hopedale, Ohio, on October 10, 
1857; his father was killed in an accident 
in March, 1869. In his youth, Mr. Liggett 
worked on a farm in summer and went to 
school during the winter months. In the 
fall of 1882 he was employed by the 
Pennsylvania in Dennison Car Shops, 
leaving their service on March i, 1883 to 
accept employment with the C. L. and W. 
in a bridge gang. In July, 1889 he was 
promoted to fireman and on May 9, 1891 
to engineer. He remained in the service 
when that company was taken over by the 
Baltimore and Ohio, and was in continuous 
service until his recent retirement. 

Mr. Liggett was local chairman of the 
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers for 
20 years, representing Lodge No. 551, and 
says: " No railroad could treat its employes 
fairer than does the Baltimore and Ohio." 

Thomas Forrest 

Realm of the Riddle 

{Continued from page 27) 

No. 10: A Greek Cross is shaped like 

The words read the same both horizon- 
tally or across and v^tically or up and down. 
The words read the same both horizontally 
or across and vertically or up and down. 
Those of you who possess a copy of "Key 
to Puzzledom" will find this puzzle under 
Form No. 61, page 115. 

■ No. II: A Linkade is described in the 
"Key" as follows: A form of charade in 
which the last letter of the first part forms 
the first letter of the next part, and so on, 
as, first syllable, cant; second syllable, 
trip; whole word, cantrip. 

When the answers to the puzzles in this 
issue are received I will be in a position to 
determine the winner of the New Standard 
Dictionary ofifered by Senior Vice-President 
Shriver. The name of the fortunate one 
will be announced in either the September 
or October issue. In arriving at the final 
conclusion I will consider not only .the 
answers submitted but also the original 
puzzles contributed. There is still time to 
strengthen your position by sending in 
some new puzzles. 

Fifty-year Service Button to 
Thomas Forrest 

will shortly complete his fifty-fifth 
yearof service with the Baltimore and 
Ohio. He first entered the employ on June 
18, 1868, as an apprentice in the Iron 
Foundry, under William Cochran. Here 
he remained until 1876, when he was fur- 
loughed. In August, 1876, he was recalled 
to work in the Lumber Yard, where he re- 
mained until 1879. On January i, 1880 
he was transferred to the Iron Foundry. 

He entered the Bridge Shop (now No. 3 
Machine Shop, Mt. Clare) in October, 1882, 
where he has been continuously employed. 

On February 24, 1923, Wilbur R. 
Galloway, Motive Power Department, 
presented to Mr. Forrest a veteran service 
button, for fifty years faithful service. 

In talking over old times, Mr. Forrest 
recalls that when the first engine frame for 
the first rolling mill at Cumberland, was 
cast in the Iron Foundry at Mt. Clare, 
he threw a pail of water cn Mr. Cochran, 
whose clothes had caught fire from the 
intense heat from the large quantity of metal 
required to pour the casting. 

Mr. Forrest is a member of the Veterans' 
.Association. He was formerly a staunch 
member of the'- Baltimore and Ohio Glee 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iq2J 


Riverside "Snappers" Challenge 
the System 


HE Riverside "SNAPPERS", cham- 
pions of the Baltimore and Ohio 
General Office League for 192 1, haw 
reorganized for the season of 1923 with the 
following players: 

"Lefty" Burke, Ward, Thomas, Lippin- 
cott. Dorr, Warren, Haughey, MacMillen, 
Zimmerman, Miller, Wills, Lycett, Horner, 
Winkleman, Marshall and Snyder. 

Geo. T. MacMillen, Office Superin- 
tendent Motive Power, is business manager 
of the team, with E. J. McCjuiness, shoj) 
clerk. Riverside, as secretary and treasurer. 
F. O. Smith, machinist. Riverside, was 
elected as player manager. 

Games are desired with teams composed 
iof bona fide employes of the Company, 
^particularly Brunswick, Green Spring, 
Cumberland and Washington, D. C 

Riverside "Snappers" Win 

THE Riverside "SNAPPERS" Base- 
ball Team, champions year 192 1, 
defeated the Auditor Freight Claims 
team, champions 1922, at Clifton Park by 
score 14 to 8. 

Elwell, Homer and Winkleman were 
the batteries for the "SNAPPERS," and 
Dcpish, Reister and Finn for the Audi- 

Double plays from Snyder to Elwell to 
Burke and from Thomas to Haughey, 
together with the heavy hitting of the 
"SNAPPERS" were the features of the 

Score: — 

Captain E. T. Burke, Riverside "Snappers" 


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Upper: Mount Clare "Pacifies." Front row, left to right: Southcomb, Smith, Anderson, MacMillen, Bergman, Eisenknocker and Mascot Standing, left to 
nght: Staylor, Cocoran, McCleary, Robinson, Tatum, Moxley, Williams, Huggins and Boland 

Lower: Riverside "Snappers." Front row, left to right: Lycett, Winkleman, Lippincott Zimmerman, Door and Haughey. Standing, left to right: MacMillen. 
Snyder, Homer, MiUer, Smith, Kohlhoff and Burke -o. . » 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, ig2j 

Superintendent Hooper Tells Business 
Men and Railroaders about Rail 
Building Program 

A NOTABLE address was that delivered 
by Superintendent S. U. Hooper at 
the Garrett City Hall on April 25. 
Practically all local agents and division 
officers of the Chicago Division were in the 
audience as well as a large group of business 
men and other citizens. 

Mr. Hooper, in a clear and convincing 
manner, explained to his audience some of 
the problems the railroads are facing at 
this time and he made an impression that 
will be far reaching in its influence. His 
address was of importance to every employe 
and citizen interested in the railroad situ- 
ation. He told of the meeting held by 
President Willard in Baltimore on April 9, 
at which about 250 operating officers and 
agents were present. He also explained 
in detail the resolutions passed by the 
Association of Railway Executives in 
New York, a full copy of which appeared 
in the April Magazine. 

In concluding his address Mr. Hooper 
said; "When I mapped out the program 
for bringing our agents together at this 
meeting, I realized that I was going to talk 
very frankly to you as my own men. I 
realized that there would be nothing said 
■which could not be laid before the shipper, 
busmess man or consignee in our little 
community. Consequently I took occasion, 
through the Chamber of Commerce, to 
invite our business men. They are our 
friends. We want their assistance and their 
cooperation in spreading the gospel as to 
what the Baltimore and Ohio is doing to 
meet conditions. 

"I feel that as an operating officer, in 
charge of this territory, it devolves upon 
me to manifest as ably as I can the good 
citizenship and the good feeling for which 
our president stands." 

On May 17, Superintendent Hooper 
spoke to the members of the Commercial 

Club, in their club rooms, at North Balti- 
more, Ohio, taking as his text "The Program 
of the Railroads to Provide Adequate 
Transportation in 1923." 

Mr. Hooper explained the program of 
the railroads as he did at the Garrett 
meeting, and also said that the Chicago 
Division handled in March of this year the 
largest business in its history. He ex- 
plained fully conditions on the Baltimore 
and Ohio and what would be done to meet 
the business requirements. 

Many other phases of railroad questions 
were discussed and local shippers questioned 
Mr. Hooper about matters which concerned 
them locally. 

In the accompanying picture are: 

Left to right, top row — D. W. Koons, 
Agent, Republic, O.; W. A. McKee, 
Special Representative Division Freight 

Second row — J. W. Fox, Agent, Hamler, 
O.; F. B. Thompson, Agent, Mark Centre, 
O.; H. E. Fox, Agent, Holgate, O.; J. P. 
Openlander, Agent, Sherwood, O.; C. F. 
Haver, Agent, Kimmell, Ind.; W. W. 
Aycock, Agent, Deshler, O.; C. A. Sander- 
son, Agent, Wellsboro, Ind.; V. L. Emigh, 
Agent, LaPaz, Ind. 

Third row — J. H. Lower, Agent, Hicks- 
ville (Pensioned); H. B. Bonham, Agent, 
Indiana Harbor, Ind.; E. P. Leeper, Agent, 
Bremen, Ind.; O. C. Guiss, Agent, Nappa- 
nee, Ind.; H. L. Cordrey, Chief Clerk to 
Division Accountant, Garrett; E. A. Crow, 
Chief Clerk to Trainmasters, Garrett, Ind.; 
H. H. Alshouse, Agent, Cromwell, Ind. 

Fourth row — J. W. Huffman, Agent, 
Auburn Junction, Ind. ; H. E. Heller, Agent, 
Willard, O.; J. M. Roelke, Agent, Tea- 
garden, Ind.; F. B. Messer, Agent, Galatea, 
O.; D. E. Sullivan, Division Freight Agent, 
Garrett, Ind.; F. W. Paden, Agent, North 
Baltimore, O. 

Fifth row— W. P. Allman, Agent, Avilla, 
Ind.; T. J. Filer, Agent, Hicksville, O. ; H. 
A. Miller, Agent, Milford Junction, Ind.; 
W. F. Mensel, Agent, Albion, Ind.; L. D. 
Young, Agent, Walkerton, Ind. 

Sixth row— F. F. Karns, Chief Clerk to 
Division Freight Agent, Garrett, Ind.; R. 
A. Jannasch, Agent, Willow Creek, lnd.;'\ 
H. W. Buckholz, Agent, Syracuse, Ind.; A. j 
R. Moore, Chief Dispatcher, Garrett, Ind.; I 
W. J. Mulvihill, Supervising Agent; F. 0. 
Bamforth, Chief Clerk to Superintendent, i 
Garrett; D. Crawford, Assistant Train 
Master; A. D. Winner, ReHef Agent. 

Front row — F. M. Monroe, Agent, St. 
Joe, Ind.; I. A. Stine, M. D., Asst. Medical 
Examiner, Garrett; J. E. Fisher, Train 
Master; W. A. Funk, M. D., Medical Ex- 
aminer, Garrett; S. U. Hooper, Superinten- 
dent; W. A. Clefford, Agent, Garrett, Ind.; 
A. A. Humphreys, Assistant Train Master; 
W. E. Frazier, Road Foreman of Engines; 
T. J. Rogers, Train Master. 

Want Games with the Best 
Teams on the System 

By R. H. Bucy, Mount Clare 

THE Mount Clare Freight Car Depart- 
ment All Stars have reorganized for 
the coming season and have been 
successful in securing some fast big league 
players, some of whom have been farmed 
out by well known clubs. They would like 
games with the best teams on the System. 
Below are some of the players: 
Staylor, formerly of the American Asso- 
ciation; Souders, who cancelled his contract 
with the Newark Internationals; Bergman, 
Eastern Shore League; Williams, Blue 
Ridge last year; Mahaney, college player; 
Barber, American League, last year; Moran, 
Virginia League, last year; Robinson, col- 
lege player; Creaghan, farmed out by 
Newark Internationals; Gaffney, had con- 
tract with Newark; Corcoran, college 
player; McCleary, semi-pro player; Really, 
semi-pro player; O'Malley, formerly played 
in Eastern Shore League; Calder, Blue 
Ridge League, last year. 

The Club's organization is as follows: 
President, J. F. Ford; Business Manager, 
H. A. Smith; Field Captain, A. T. Smith; 
Advertising Manager, R. H. Bucy. 

Games may be arranged by writing to 
H. A. Smith, care of Car Foreman's Office, 
Mount Clare Shops, Baltimore, Md. 


'aUimore and Ohio Magazine, J une, ig2j 


Determined Search Recovers 
Passenger's Stolen Money 

Steamship Passenger Agent Horton Proves Himself 
a ''Go-Getter' 

ON November 26, 192 1, Steamship 
Passenger Agent J. G. Horton met 
the S. S. "President Wilson" at 
gropklyn, N. Y. Among the passengers 
were Vincent Pescosta and his sister, 
Angela (Swiss), en route to Milwaukee, to 
whom Mr. Horton sold an order for tickets 
via Baltimore and Ohio. 

At the time, a public porter was standing 
aearby and asked if he could take the pas- 
sengers to the station. He was told that 
he could not. However, while Mr. Horton 
was engaged with other passengers the 
porter took Pescosta and his sister away. 
Late that night, Mr. Horton found these 
two people wandering round the Hudson 
Terminal, New York, and asked what had 
happened to them. 

Mr. Pescosta said that he had been taken 
3ff the pier by a porter, placed in a taxicab 
and charged all the money he possessed, 
S147, for the privilege of entering the 
United States. He questioned the man as 
to his authority, and was shown a shield 
which convinced him his escoi^ was an 
immigration officer. The taxi took them to 
an office in New York where he was told 
that the charge for admittance to the 
United States was $57 per person and 
twenty dollars lyas refunded to him. 

After hearing the stbry, Mr. Horton 
decided it was a case for the police, and 
placed it in their hands. However, no 
'results being obtained, ' after a few days 
Mr. Pescosta and his sister left for Mil- 

Mr. Horton did not forget the case, and 
in March, 1923, he came across the trail of 
the porter, and after sex-eral interviews, 
secured the money of which the Baltimore 
I and Ohio passengers had been robbed, 

Steamship Passenger Agent J. G. Horton 

Isaac R. Lane, retired, and his grandson, 
who is a "Junior" 

taking it to Milwaukee personally, and 
delivering it to Mr. Pescosta, who ex- 
pressed high appreciation of the interest 
taken by the Baltimore and Ohio represen- 
tative in securing the return of money he- 
had long since concluded was lost. 

J. G. Horton was bom in Greenwich 
Village, New York, on October 10, 1887 
and received his education in the public 
schools, graduating at the age of thirteen, 
when he entered the service of the White 
Star line as clerk, remaining in this posi- 
tion until 1913. He then entered the ser- 
vice of the New York, Ontario and Western 
Railroad as steamship passenger agent, and 
remained with them until the world war. 
In 1917 he volunteered for service in the 
Transportation Corps Engineers and was 
sent to France, being made sergeant in 
charge of 500 stevedores loading and un- 
loading ammunition, etc., at St. Nazaire. 

The work of which Mr. Horton had 
charge progressed with regularity and pre- 
cision, and he was recommended for a com- 
mission as 1st Lieutenant, Engineers Corps, 
1st Grand Division. He passed the neces- 
sary examinations and was about to pro- 
ceed to General Pershing's headquarters 
when the Armistice was signed. Mr. Horton, 
after the Armistice, was retained in France 
looking after salvage work until April 21, 
1919, when he was returned to the United 
States and discharged. 

On his return to the United States, Mr. 
Horton secured a p>osition with the Wilson 
Line, Hoboken, N. J. as chief delivery 
clerk, remaining with them two years, when 
he entered the service of the Baltimore and 
(!)hio as steamship passenger agent, his 
duties including meeting passenger steamers 
from all parts of the world in connection 
with the solicitation of passenger traffic, 

4. 4. „ 4. 

handling baggage, safeguarding foreign 
p.'issengers, etc. 

Mr. Horton has been warmly commended 
for his action in the case of the robbery of 
Mr. Pescosta and his sister, and for the 
interest he took in seeing that the mone\" 
recovered was promptly delivered to its 
owner. Doubtless many friends have been 
made for the Baltimore and Ohio by his 
untiring search for the thief. 

Son of Isaac R. Lane Now a 

T I VING in retirment in Bamesville, Ohio, 
' — ' is Isaac R. Lane, 71 years of age. Mr. 
Lane first entered the service as a clerk at 
Bamesville, and for a number of years 
thereafter was agent at the same station. 
In 1910 he retired on a pension. Mr. Lane 
was well known and very popular with 
employes and patrons alike. Our photo 
shows Mr. Lane with his grandson, Isaac 
R. Lane, Jr., age 2. 

During his term of ser\-ice at Bamesville, 
Mr. Lane was assisted around the station 
for some time by his son Rufus H. Lane. 
In 1887 Rufus was appointed a midshipman 
at t^ Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 
since Which time he has served the Govem- 
ment continuously, being attached to the 
U. S. Marine Corps. He has visited 
jiractically all parts of the world, and was 
present at the opening of the Kiel Canal, 
meeting the former Kaiser Wilhelm - at 
that place. He was in the Phillipines, and 
later on the staff of the Military Governor 
of San Domingo. He has recently been 
named Adjutant and Inspector of the 
.Marine Corps with the rank of Brigadiw^ 
General. A photo of General Lane is also 
shown on this page. 

Brigadier General Rufus H. Lane, U. S. M. C. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iq2j 

Our Accounting Association Enjoys 
Holiday Visit to New 
York Properties 

MEMORIAL DAY, 1923 has passed 
into the Great Beyond, but it will 
be remembered as a "red letter" 
day in the history of the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad Accounting Association. 

Some time ago, F. F. LoUman, president 
of the association, conceived the idea that 
a trip to New York would be of great 
educational benefit to the members of the 
association, and finally on May 30, with 
the assistance of Vice Presidents Shriver 
and Galloway, Comptroller Ekin, Assistant 
to Vice President Sauerhammer, Manager 
Dining Car Department Baugh and other 
officers, this outing was under way. 

At 7.30 a. m. a special train of four 
coaches and two dining cars left Camden 
station, carrying about 200 members of 
the Accounting Association. Among the 
officials on the train were J. F. Schutte, 
auditor freight claims; L. M. Grice, 
assistant auditor passenger receipts. 

Comptroller Ekin accompanied his staff 
to Philadelphia, where he left the train to 
return to fill Baltimore engagements, 
accompanied by the hearty cheers of the 
association members and the strains of 
"Maryland, My Maryland." A telegram 
was received on line by President Lollman, 
from Vice President Shriver, regretting 
that previous engagements made it impos- 
sible for him to leave Baltimore, and wishing 
the members an enjoyable outing. 

The trip by train was made via Phila- 
delphia, Bound Brook and Jersey City. 
About 11.00 a. m. a buffet lunch was 
served under the direction of Inspector 
Sherman, Dining Car Department. During 
the trip, Mr. Lollman and his committee, 
J. ^V. Myers and J. M. Finn, were con- 
tinually alert looking after the comfort 
of their members and guests. The trip 
was perfect in every way. 

Arriving at Jersey City, the party 
marched to the dock, while Dr. George R. 
Shattuck took moving picture views of the 
parade, the steamer, etc. We were greeted 
here by Superintendent E. J. Hamner, 
Staten Island Lines, who accompanied the 
party on the river trip, pointing out places 
of interest and describing in detail the 
Baltimore and Ohio operations. The interest 
taken by Superintendent Hamner, Marine 
Superintendent English and Superintend- 
ent Floating Equipment Clark was highly 
appreciated and was largely responsible for 
the enjoyable hours spent on the water. 

Leaving Jersey City, the steamer headed 
for Staten Island, passing Governor's 
Island, and on our right the Statue of 
Liberty, hand upraised in welcome, stood 
out in the bright sunlight. 

After seeing the Baltimore and Ohio 
pierF, Municipal Ferry piers, Tot Icnvillo 

and other interesting points, at close range 
our steamer turned, retraced its course to 
the Battery and headed up the East River, 
passing under the famous Brooklyn, Wil- 
liamsburg and Manhattan Bridges, and near 
the Baltimore and Ohio and other piers. 
On our right we saw the Brooklyn Navy 
Yard; fortunately two of Uncle Sam's 
fighting monsters were anchored there, 
affording us an excellent view of them in 
their new paint. 

At Blackwell's Island we turned and 
retraced our way to the Battery, then up 
the North River, securing an excellent view 
at close range of the water front activities. 
Grant's Tomb, the New Jersey Palisades, 
the Speedway and many other points of 
interest. Returning from opposite 130th 

Street, we reached Jersey City on Baltimore 
and Ohio standard, "On Time," at exactly 
5.30 p. m. Ten minutes later everyone was 
aboard the special train and it had started 
for Baltimore, where we arrived at 10.00 
p. m. 

On the return trip a special dinner, pre- 
pared in Mr. Baugh 's excellent style, was 
served to members of the party, and — after 
the hours spent on the water — was much 

The trip throughout was instructive and 
educational and gave many of our members 
an opportunity to realize more fully the 
magnitude of the Port of New York's facili- 
ties, and the part the Baltimore and Ohio 
has in them. 

The officers of the Accounting Association 
are F. F. Lollman, president, J. A. Zimmer- 
man, vice president, W. H. Orem, treasurer 
and J. M. Finn, secretary, and they are to 
be congratulated on the progressive ideas 
which prompted the trip, and the excellent 
arrangements made to take care of their 
members and guests. 


Engineer Bennington and Fireman 
James, Monongah Division, 
Are Coal Savers 

By Anna Mary Unks 

N March 12, Engine 2272 in charge of 
Engineer T. D. Bennington and Fire- 
man H. A. James was dispatched 
from Parkersburg in baUast train service to 
work in the vicinity of Eaton, and worked 
the entire week on a single tank of coal. 
This was done by having trackmen load old, 
discarded ties on tank and by burning them 
for fuel. Had they not been burned in the 
firebox they would have been destroyed or 
burned to get them out of the way. They 
also did this the following week, March 19 
to the 25, inclusive. 

Engineer Bennington entered the ser\'ice 
of this Company on December 18, 1886 as 
brakeman, was transferred to fireman 
on December 18, 1887, promoted to 
freight engineer May i, 1893 and to 
regular passenger engineer on May i, 

"Uncle Tom," as he is known to every- 
one on the Monongah Divisj,on, is just as 
good natured as his picture (see Grafton 
notes) shows him to be and his record as a 
passenger engineer, especially on Nos. 12 
and I is enviable. Everybody on the branch 
knows and likes "Uncle Tom." 

Fireman James entered the service on 
November 18, 1915 as a brakeman on the 
Ohio River Division, was transferred to 
Parkersburg Yard as brakeman and pro- 
moted to conductor on June 16, 1920, 
transferred to the Monongah Division on 
October i, 1920, which position he has held 
ever since. James, while not having as 
much experience as some fireman on the 
Branch, is considered one of the b^st fire- 
men we have, especially when it is re iiem- 
bered that he was furloughed for aboat 20 
months in 1921 and 1922. 

President Willard Addresses Parkers 
burg Chamber of Commerce 

By Charlotte Marlowe 

PARKERSBURG was particularly 
fortunate in having our president, 
Daniel Willard, visit the city on 
May 3, when he came at the re- 
quest of the Parkersburg Board of 
Commerce, as speaker at their monthly 
forum dinner. 

Mr. Willard's special arrived at the Sixth 
Street passenger station at four p. m. 
He was accompanied by C. W. Galloway, 
vice-president; Earl Stimson, chief 
engineer Maintenance; E. G. Lane, engineer. 

Maintenance of Way; Colder Shum.ite, 
general freight traffic manager; J. M. Scott, 
genera] superintendent; and H. H. Marsh, 
general freight agent. 

Mr. Willard's special was met at the 
station by Superintendent Gorsuch and 
his staff, and a delegation of prominent 
Parkersburg citizens. The party was 
taken for an automobile ride around the 
city, viewing our recently establi ;hed 
industries. South Side, the Couniry C lub, 
new High School and uther ])oi.ils of 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June IQ2_3 


interest. Mr. \\"\\\ ird expressed himself 
•IS well pleased with the industrial tlevelop- 
nient here, and also with the beauty of 
I '.irkcrsburg as a residential town. After 
1 iie auto ride the party repaired to Trinity 
Chapel where the foriim dinner was served 
to a large audience of Parkersburg business 

men and their wives. The pi ice was 
crowded, and the audience would have 
been at least double had there been room 
to seat them. As "Bill" Kennedy, chair- 
man of he Board of. Commerce, remarked, 
every man, woman and child n Parkersburg 
wanted o hear Daniel Willard talk. 'I'he 

subject of Mr. Willard's talk was a general 
discussion of the transportation conditions 
and the problems and difficulties of the 

The meeting was to have been closed 
promptly at 7.50 but at that time Mr. 
Willard was asked to continue liis talk. 

Upper left: Officers of fbe Association, left to right— J. M. Finn, secretary; J. A. Zimmerman, vice president; W. H. Oren, treasurer; F. F. Lollman, president. 
Upper right; Comptroller Ekin smiles appreciation of the hearty good byes at Philadelphia. Second row, left; Grant's Tomb from the North River. Right; A 
group of members of the Association including G. F. Creswell, C. G. Schindhelm, H. Lenard, J. W. Myers and others. Third row, left ; In the bow of the Crescent, 
left toright;E. K. Kloman.T.H. Feal, R. E. Mitchell, C. A. Rausch, W. B. Biggs, E. J. Hamner, J. F. Schutte, L. M. Grice, A. G. Hanauer, J. A. Hickman, C. A. 
Schultz, C. G. Schindhelm; seated in centre left, F. W. Nelson and W. Dudderer. Right; Liberty welcomes the Association. Lower left; J. W. Sweitzer, A. C. 
Bowersox, T. H. Seal and G. W. Seabold. Right; J. W. Sweitzer, F. Thomas, J. T. Malony, H. C. Elphinstone, S. B. Muller, B. F. Gallery, George Pritchard 
and C. B. Lewis. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, iQ2j 

which he did for an hour and a half, and 
he was given the closest attention. 

After his speech, Major Peterkin, on 
behalf of the City of Parkersburg, thanked 
Mr. Willard for the valuable information 
which he had given on th6 railroad situation. 
We have since heard a great many of our 
citizens remark on how much they enjoyed 
Mr. Willard 's talk, and that it has resulted 
in a clearer understanding of the difficulties 
under which the railroads are laboring, 
and so far as the public of Parkersburg is 
concerned, shere is a warmer feeling not 
only for the Baltimore and Ohio, but the 
railroads in general, and a clearer under- 
standing of the railroad industry and what is 
necessary, not only on the part of the 
railroads, but ^he public, in order properly 
to handle the immense and growing traffic 
of this country. 

•Mr. Willard made a "ten-strike hit" 
with the Parkersburg people, when, during 
the course of his remarks, he intimated 

that if Congress could be prevailed upon 
to let the Transportation Act alone, and 
permit the railroads o adjust themselves 
to the present laws, he felt, so far as the 
Baltimore and Ohio was concerned, tliat 
he could promise to bring about many of 
the improvements which our patrons 
desired, and' which the Management feels 
are badly needed, including a new pass- 
enger station for Parkersburg. As the 
word "Parkersburg" dropped from Mr. 
Willard's lips the audience burst forth into 
long and continued applause, and for a 
short time Mr. Willard could have had 
anything within rea on that he wanted at 

The special remained at Parkersburg 
over night. The next morning Mr. Willard 
made an inspection of the passenger stations 
and freight house, and left for Huntington 
at nine a. m., taking with him the best 
wishes and highest regard of the citizens 
of our city. 

Labor Banks 

ONE of the constructive movements 
undertaken by labor is the establish- 
ment of a number of what are called 
"labor banks" — banks in which the capital 
is furnished nearly altogether by labor 
associations. The movement started in 
1920, when the Brotherhood of Locomotive 
Engineers' Co-operative National Bank 
was established in Cleveland. This was 
organized by the Locomotive Brotherhood, 
as indicated in the name, has $1,000,000 
capital stock, and, according to the Depart- 
ment of Labor, which has compiled statistics 
of these banks, has a reserve of $15,547,402. 
This bank is reported to have been quite 
successful. It paid one per cent, extra 
interest on deposits last year. 

The International Association of Machin- 
ists, in the same year, 1920, established 
the Mount Vernon Savings Bank, Wash- 
ington, D. C, with a capital of $160,000. 
This bank has a reserve of $2,689,182. 
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers 
has been the most active in this movement 
to organize labor banks. In 1921 they 
established the People's Co-operative State 
Bank, with $50,000 capital and $250,000 
reserve. The Brotherhood has bought an 
interest, said to be a controlling one, in the 
Empire Trust Co. of this city, which has a 
capital and surplus of $4,584,000, and 
deposits of $47,049,000. 

In 1922 seven labor hanks were 
organized in the following places: Chi- 
cago, Philadelphia, San Bernardino, Cal., 
Tucson, Ariz., Birmingham, Ala., Three 
Forks, Mont., and Spokane, Wash. Twelve 
labor banks have been projected this year 
and some of them are already in operation. 
The aggregate of capital, so far as stated, 
amounts to over $4,000,000. The Index, 
published monthly by the New York Trust 
Company, says of this movement : 

"The professed motive back of the 
formation of these banks is 'to give labor 
control of its own funds.' Among bankers, 
the disposition is to approve these experi- 
ments on the ground that the greater 
responsibilities labor assumes and the 
more experience it gains, the greater will 
be its understanding of business and banking 
problems. As to the success of labor banks, 
this obviously will be determined by the 
kind of management applied to them; 
they will succeed or fail for the same 
reasons that produce success or failure 
among all financial institutions." 

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi- 
neers is the most constructive and advanced 
of aU the labor unions, and it is encouraging 
to see their thrifty example being followed 
so widely. When labor or labor leaders 
understand the economics of business, 
they will become a par; of the business 
machine in favor of sound, sane laws and 
procedures, and against the high-handed 
and destructive formulas of the various 
blocs and reactionary elements in politics. 

— The Bache Review, Neiv York. 

A Fine Compliment for Conductor 
G. W. Taylor 

THE accompanying photo is of Con- 
ductor G. W. Taylor, Train 41, 
Philadelphia and Singerly. Mr. Tay- 
lor is one of our "old timers" and a firm 
believer in our slogan that "Courtesy 
Pays." That it does is proven by the 
following letter, recently received in our 
office from Business Administrator A. G. 
Wilkinson, University of Delaware, Newark, 
Del. : 

"I have been much interested in having 
the opportunity to read your Magazine, 
which has been handed to me through the 
courtesy of your Agent Miller, Wilmington. 

"Your slogan 'Stop That Leak' is very 
commendable and conveys to the outside 
man the idea that your Company realizes 
that the success of the road depends 
largely upon its employes. 

"I would like to take this opportunity 
to say a word in commendation of Con- 
ductor "Captain" Taylor on your Train 
No. 41 running from Philadelphia to 
Singerly. This train might well be termed 
the "University Special," because it carries 
a number of officials and students daily 
from Wilmington to Newark, bound for 
the University of Delaware. 

"Much is said of the discomforts of 
commuting, but I assure you Captain 
Taylor does all in his power to make it a 
pleasure. As the train draws into the 
station, everyone is greeted with his genial 
smile and morning greeting, and after 
traveling a little on this train one feels 
that he has become a member of the 
family. »' ■ 

"It is very interesting to watch Captain 
Taylor as he passes from one to another, 
showing his personal interest in everyone, 
and also to note his anxiety and endeavor 
to get there 'ON TIME.' 

"It gives me pleasure, therefore, to say 
this word in commendation of a man 
'who is on the job,' whose slogan is 'The 
Public be Pleased' and which must surely 
result in 'Stopping a Leak.' " 

Relief Department Watches 
Employes' Interests 

IN a recent letter to the superintendent, 
Rehef Department, Fireman Wesley 
R. Thompson, Parkersburg, W. Va. 
says :— 

"I wish to thank you for calling my 
attention to the fact that in case my dwelUng 
was destroyed I would suffer a heavy loss. 
It is encouraging to know that you have the 
interest of your members at heart as well 
as the interest of your Department, and I 
appreciate very much your interest in my 

Conductor G. W. Taylor 

Baltinwre and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ2J 


Successful Radio Experiments on 
Moving Trains, on St. Louis 

By T. J. Murphy, 
Chief Clerk, Office of Superintendent Transportation, Cincinnati 

Special musical programs were furnished 
from radio stations WLW, Cincinnati, and 
WHAZ, Louisville, from 8.00 a. m. until 
the train arrived at Louisville. 

The reception of broadcast concerts, 
market reports and items of current inter- 
est, is particularly interesting to the travel- 
ing public who are obliged to be away from 

TO W. A. RADSPINNER, special 
engineer. General Manager's Office, 
Cincinnati, our readers are indebted 
for the following story of the successful 
radio experiment on a moving train. A 
photograph taken on this trip of Mr. Rad- 
spinner and City Passenger Agent Dickison 
is also shown. 

The application of radio as a means of 
communication between a moving train and 
a fixed station or dispatching point, has 
been proved to be possible a number of 
times. The first public experimental trip 
on our St. Louis Division, between Louis- 
ville and Cincinnati, was made on April 25, 
on trains Nos. 57 and 58. 

Crosley Model X receiver, taken from 
stock and without any extra equipment, 
■ was used. It consists of one-stage of tuned 
radio frequency amplification, detector and 
two stages of audio frequency amplification. 
A Western Electric 7A amplifier and horn 
supplied the necessary volume to the in- 
coming broadcast music. The antenna, as 
shown on sketch, was strung along the roof 
of the regulation day-coach which is part of 
the equipment of Baltimore and Ohio trains. 
The set and loud speaker were placed on a 
seat in the forward end of the car. Passen- 
gers were permitted tp witness the special 

Representatives of newspaper services, 
photographers and mechanical, electrical 
and radio engineers, as well as oflBcials of 
the Crosley Company and the Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad, were present for the 
interesting experiment. 

"hum" and then, the test was made in an 
all-steel car, which, on account of relative 
impenetrability, has a tendency to shield 
out the radio waves. 

Russell E. Barnhart now 
D. F. A. at Parkersburg 

ANNOUNCEMENT is made by the 
Traffic Department of th.« appoint- 
ment of Russell E. Barnhart to tlie 
position of division freight agent, Parkers- 
burg, W. Va., vice F. H. Fowler, promoted. 

Mr. Barnhart was bom on April 6,1879. 
He was educated in the Public School 
and at Hcidelburg University, Tiffin, Ohio. 
His first railroad service with the Baltimore 


Sketch showing Antenna on car No. 5202 used in test on Baltimore and Ohio 
Trains 57 and 58 between Cincinnati Louisville, April 25, 1923 

their ofiBces and homes on lengthy trips. 
The tremendous potentialties presented by 
this channel of communication are difficult 
to appreciate fully. 

Many difficulties had to be met in the 
reception and amplifying of broadcast con- 
certs. First, there was the motor generator 
which supphes electric power for the electric 
lights and gives forth a sound similar to a 

Special Engineer W. A. Radspinner and City Passenger Agent Dickison, Cincinnati, experiment- 
ing in the use of "Radio" on moving trains, between Cincinnati and Louisville 

and Ohio was as chief clerk. Freight Office 
North Baltimore, Ohio, June 17, 1903; he 
being formerly employed by the Big Four. 

From 1904 to 191 7 Mr. Banihart held 
various positions such as joint agent, agent 
and yardmaster, and freight and ticket 
agent. In 191 7 he was appointed com- 
mercial freight agent at Huntington, 
W. Va., which position he held at the time 
of his recent promotion. 

Happy because He Owns a 

Cumberland, 'Md., June 7, 1923 

Mr. W. J. Dudley 
Supt. Relief Departmt^,t 
Baltimore, Md. 

Dear Sir: 

This will acknowledge receipt of your 
letter dated June 2nd, also ticket of the 
Clerk of the Court, showing that mortgage 
given by me to secure loan has been released 
of record. 

I wish to express my appreciation of the 
manner in which your department has 
helped me. It does, indeed, make me happy 
to know that I own my home, and this 
accomplished only through the easy plan 
offered by the " Loan Feature " of the Relief 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Paul L. Lee, 

Boilermaker Helper 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, igij 

Golf and Golf Clubs 

THE golf season is on. Business men 
are putting on their short pants once 
again. Wives are kissing their hus- 
bands good-bye for the summer, the country 
club lockers once more resound with argu- 
ments over fair prices for Scotch, and from 
hill and dale come the sounds of peerless 
prevaricators lying about their scores. 

Golf is the only game in the world at 
which a man can get worse the longer he 

It is played with a ball, some woolen 
stockings, a half dozen sticks, a set of 
excuses, an irrepressible thirst, and an utter 
disregard for truth and veracity. 

In the words of George Jean Nathan, 
golf is " a little onion pursued by a big one." 
A number of little pills chased by a lot of 
big pills. One egg after another. 

A golf ball is several ounces of gutta- 
percha rolled into the only form in which it 
will bring from seventy-five cents to a 
dollar and a half from a man in his right 

This idea is to smack the ball full amid- 
ships with a club and see how far it will 
go without further assistance. One of 
these balls can be sent from Los Angeles 
to New York by parcel post for less than 
a dime, but it costs the average golfer from 
2_5 to 30 dollars to send one around an 
eighteen-hole golf course. 

These balls do not care much for the 
game and have an incurable tendency to 
hide. They love the brush, but hate the 

great wide open spaces. Every time one 
of 'em hides successfully it sets the owner 
back a dollar. 

A goH ball that could sell for ten cents 
was put on the mirket last year, but it 
proved very unpopular, due to the fact 
it made it possible for a man to play golf 
and still buy food and lodging for his wife 
and children. 

Golf to b'e good must be prohibitive. 
The minute you make it cheap you throw 
it open to a class of people who may come 
in and play really well in long pants, a 
flannel shirt and derby hat. 

The hardest thing about golf is the dues. 
The dues at the average club run higher 
than most of the scores, which is higher 
than you have any idea. 

The next hardest thing about golf is the 
membership committee. Nobody is taken 
into a golf club who can easily be kept out. 
When you put in an application for election 
to a golf club the membership committee 
gets the idea you are running for president. 
It delves into your life and family history 
way back to the time your wife's aunt's 
great grandmother's sister Sarah ran away 
with the beer wagon driver. 

This elopement will keep you out. If 
Sarah had run off with a Scotch whiskey 
drummer it would have been all right. 

It takes about seven years to get by the 
golf club membership committee although 
six is considered par. 

Warts will keep you out of the ultra smart 
country clubs. So will salt rheum, rickets, 
mastoids, boils, chilblains or a cast in 

either eye. Buck teeth, prominent ears, 
bunions and loss of thirst will also render 
you non plus pluribus unum and pate de 
foie gras. 

You can't pass the membership com- 
mittee of a golf club if you stutter. Once 
you get in, however, they expect you to 

Engineer L. B. Hart, Chicago 
Division, En joys His Home 
Bought through the Re- 
lief Department 

THE accompanying photo is of Engineer 
L. B. Hart, Garrett, Ind., and his 
home, bought through the Relief De- 

The photo was taken on May 9, and is a 
novel one, in that it shows Engineer Hart's 
garden with fruit trees in blossom and snow 
on the ground. We are glad to know that 
the fruit did not suffer serious damage in the 
snow storm. 

Engineer Hart has been in the service 
many years, and in a recent letter says; "I 
think every employe of the Baltimore and 
Ohio should have a good home, especially 
as it is so easy to buy one with the as- 
sistance of the Loan Feature, Relief Depart- 
ment. The enclosed photo shows how I can 
smile when I think of how I built and paid 
for this home through the Loan Feature." 

Engineer L. B. Hart, Chicago Division, smi es as he looks at his home built through the assistance of the Relief Departme t. While snow is on 

the ground, the fruit trees are in blossom 


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The amazing story of E. A. Sweet, who suddenly 
found that he was worth $1,000 a month 

This is the story of E. A. Sweet, of Michigan— as he told 
it to us — the story of a man whose income suddenly 
jumped to more than a thousand dollars a month. It is 
worth reading, for it tells exactly how anyone can do the 
same as Mr. Sweet did and equal his success. 

FOR a good many years I worked for a salary. I 
was an electrical engineer, making from $150 to 
$300 a month. Like almost every other man who 
works for a salary, I was dissatisfied, for I felt every day 
that if I were only working for myself instead of some- 
one else I would make more money. It wasn't only 
that, either. I just didn't like the idea of having some- 
one to boss me — someone else to tell 
me how much I was worth — to hire 
me or fire me just as he pleased. 

"How did anybody know what I was 
worth? How did I know? I didn't 
and that is what worried me. I 
wanted to know. Maybe I was worth 
five, ten or even twenty times as 
much as I had been getting. In other 
words, after a good many years of 
hard work with a certain measure of 
success I came to the conclusion that 
I was getting nowhere and that it was 
high time for me to do something on 
my own hook if I ever wanted to be 
more than just somebody's employee. 

"That was only a few months ago. 
To-day I am making more money 
than I ever dreamed of making. I 
am my own boss, and last month my 
net profit was more than $1,200. 

"This is how it happened. One 
day I read an advertisement in a magazine. The 
advertisement said that any man could make from 
$100 to $300 a month during his spare time, or that 
he could make $200 a week if he only had the neces- 
sary ambition. 

"It was only natural that I should hesitate a bit 
before answering this advertisement. It seemed almost 
too good to be true. Frankly, I doubted whether it was 
possible. But I thought to myself that certainly there 
could be no harm in writing, so I clipped out the coupon 
and mailed it. 

"I realize to-day that mailing that coupon was the 
most important thing I ever did. All that I have to- 
day — all the success that I have earned — is due to that 
one little act of mine. 

"My work has been pleasant and easy. I am the 
representative in this territory for a manufacturer of 
raincoats. This manufacturer sent me a little eight- 
page booklet that tells any man or woman just what it 
told me. It offers to any one the same opportunity 
that was offered to me. It will give to any one the 
same success that it has brought to me. 


"This raincoat manufactitrer is the Comer Manu- 
facturing Company, of Dayton, Ohio, one of the largest 
manufacturers of high-grade raincoats in America. 
These coats are nationally advertised, but they are not 
sold through stores. All that I do is to take orders. I 
do not have to buy a stock of coats. And the beauty 
of the proposition is that I get my profit the same day 
that the order is taken. 

"The little eight-page booklet which the Company 
will send to you will tell you exactly how you can do 
as I have done. It will tell you how to get started 
right in your own territory, and will tell you where 
to go, what to say, and give you all 
the information you will ever need. 

"In my first month as a Comer 
representative I made $243. That 
was a start, but it was only a 
start. My second month netted me 
$600, and last month I hit the bull's-eye 
with a net profit of more than $1,200 
for my thirty days' work. 

"One year ago my life was limited 
to a $200 a month income. I worked 
eight hours a day. To-day my in- 
come is from $600 to $1,200 a month 
and I work four hours a day. A year 
ago I was not sure of my position. 
To-day I am the sole owner of my 
own business. I still consider my- 
self a gi-eenhorn and I expect my 
profits to grow just as much in the 
future as they have grown so far." 


you are interested in increasing 
your income and can devote all your time or only an 
hour or so a day to this same proposition in your 
territory, write at once to The Comer Manufacturing 
Company, Dayton, O. This is their special offer. They 
will send you, without any preliminary correspondence 
or red tape, a complete selling outfit with full instruc- 
tions, samples, style book, order book and everything 
you need to get started. Sign and mail the coupon now, 
and in less than a week you can be making more money 
ihan you ever believed possible. 



Dept. SX— 67, Dayton, Ohio. 

I am ready to start as a Comer representative if you can show me 
how I can make from $50 to S200 a week. Please send me, without 
any expense or obligation to me, complete outfit and instructions. 

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Insist on getting a fully adjusted watch; one that 
has passed the test of accuracy in all positions. 

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Buy Your Watch from the 

Official Watch Inspectors 

"Hamilton," 21 Jewel 

Guaranteed to pass inspection 
20- Year Guaranteed Case 


Pay on the "Katz Liberal Credit Plan" 

'Illinois," 19 Jewel Bunn 

Guaranteed to pass inspection 
20-Year Gttaranletd Case 


IV on the "Katz Liberal Cre-iit Plan" 

S. and N. KATZ WATCHES are guar- 
anteed to pass inspection. The watch 
you choose from us is 100% perfect 
when it leaves one of our stores, but 
that is not where our responsibihty 
ends. If at any time ore of our watches 
should fail, do not hesitate about bringing 
it back. You can rest assured that we 
will give complete satisfaction. 
Another thing about our service is that 
we make the paying part easy. Step 
into one of our four stores and talk 
things over or let us send you one of 
these watches on approval. Watches or 
any article in any of our stores can be 
bought on the "Katz Liberal Credit Plan." 

Official Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 
Watch Inspectors 

Jewelers and Silversmiths 
105-107 N. Charles St. 

Eastern Ave. and Third St. Roland Ave. and 36th St. 
Light and Cross Sts. 

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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, ig2j 


The Capitol Limited— Cover Designed bv G. B. Luckey 

Prides of the Baltimore and Ohio No. 6 — An Obliging "Red Cap" M. T. S. & C. H. D. 

The Service Supplied the Railroad by the Banker Daniel Willard 

Encouraging Statement Issued by the Board o£ Directors at June Meeting 6 

A Lifetime Railroader is C. W. Van Horn, General Superintendent. Maryland 

District Margaret Talbott Stevens 7 

Vice-President Galloway Makes Personal Appeal for "More Car Miles" and Offers 

Appropriate Recognition to Successful Divisions C. W. Galloway 8 

This Page Shows How the Mark of Forty Miles Per Car Per Day Can Be Reached When 

We All Get Together , 9 

For June, Eastern Lines Still Ahead In Car Miles. But August is the Month. Pages 

8 and 9 Point the Way to Forty Mile Mark 10-H 

Please Do Not Miss the "Prospective Business" Card in This Issue 12 

Ho — You Operating Men — Here's What the Traffic Folks Think of Youl. . . .Archibald Fries 13 

Oliver Cooper, Station Porter, Played a Man's Part 13 

Editorial 14 

Homilies of the Hudson John Newman 15 

Conservation of Locomotive Fuel E. G. McKeen 16 

$100.00 Prize for Best Paper on Railway Fuel Conservation 16 

Good Will Girls Present Official Thanks of Prance to Baltimore and Its People 17 

President Willard and General Manager Scheer Address Relief Department Surgeons 

at Convention 18 

All Aboard for Our Country Club I 20 

Death of H. M. Matthews, Coal Traffic Manager 21 

Safety Section — 

Trainmaster B. F. Kelly Is One Good Reason for the Splendid Safety Record 

of the Staten Island Lines W. F. Braden 22 

Following the Good Will Girls through France Margaret Talbott Stevens 23 

Cincinnati Terminal Employes Hold Third Annual Picnic Joseph Beel 32 

"Judge" William T. Holmes, Sr., Dies Suddenly at His Home 33 

Our Veterans — 

Veterans Hold Big Meeting at Parkersburg and Discuss Important Questions 34 

Charles W. Galloway Ladies' Auxiliary No. 1 Holds First Annual Outing at 

Tclchester Beach 37 

Chicago Terminal Employes Hold Annual Outing. Mrs. W. T. Armstrong 38 

Sixty Years' Service of Marshall M. Sayre Rewarded with Beautiful Testimonial 39 

Veterans' Outing. August 23, Chester Park, Will Celebrate Long Service Records of 

Vice-Presidents Galloway and Fries 39 

Women's Department — Edited by Margaret Talbott Stevens 

Love Letters of D. S. Patcher No. 3 40 

Radio in the Home — Mrs. Ada R. C. Abemathy 40 

This Dress Was Made in Garrett, Indiana 41 

The Fa.shion Woman Presents Some Cool and Practical Styles for Midsummer 42 

Monster Plant of Indian Refining Company at Lawrencevillc, Illinois L. R. Hooks 44 

Introducing the Capital City to Our Citizens of Scandinavian Birth 45 

Baltimore "Sun" Features Article about Baltimore and Ohio Boosters in Clerks' 

Brotherhood 45 

In the Realm of the Riddle G. H. Pryor 46 

Our kittle Railroaders Aunt Mary 

Did You Ever Have a Toothache? 48 

Puzzles for the Youngsters 49 

Baltimore and Ohio Officers Visit My Town Mildred Toms 49 

Helping Mother Ruth Carey 50 

Beautiful Flowers Are Found at Richmond, Staten Island. . . . Marguerite McDonald 50 

Glenwood Baltimore and Ohio Social Club Edric C. Greaves 51 

Safety Roll of Honor 52 

Among Ourselves '■ 53 

Engineer Jarrett and His Crew Rushed First Aid to Burning Child M. W. Jones 81 

Pensioners' Roll of Honor 83 

Accurate Weights Insure Correct Freight Charges A. E. Day 84 

"Three and a Half Million Dollars Revenue for Columbus in 1923" M. H. Broughton 86 

Annual Convention of Relief Department, Pittsburgh J. Harry Rie<! 87 

Published monthly at Baltimore, Maryland, by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 
to improve its service to the public and to promote a greater community of interest 
among its employes. Contributions are welcomed. Manuscripts and photographs 
will be returned upon request. 

Circulation of the Baltimore and Ohio Magazine is 50,000 copies per issue, 
our aim being to place it in the hands and in the homes of practically all English 
speaking employes of the Railroad. An examination of our advertising will show 
that it conforms to the highest standards. We do not guarantee it, but we believe 
that it means exactly what it says, and for that reason feel free to urge our readers 
to patronize our advertisers whenever they consistently can. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, ip2j 

PURE' Milk IroMmniMmi 

Bs^ltimore ai\d OMo 
Refrigerator Cars 
cfJrect to our J^e\7'£>dXvy 
_ dnd >6u _ 

Hundreds of BM/noPGajidOAfo 
E/np/qyes are enjq/ing O/d 
Homestead ViWYr Wy not You.'? 

A post cdrd or telephone caJl 
will brin^ our to your door 

Old Homestead Dair/ 

PASteurized Credm.Milk &) Duttermillc 
^/inchester Street at Grroilton Avt?nue 

Ielep/J072G Mddison 9303 


Four Rooms, Bath, Pantry and Kitchen 

On beautiful Rolling Road just five minutes walk from 
both Relay and St. Denis Stations. Liwn, trees and 
spacious porch. Sixty dollars a month rent includes 
heat. Inquire Magazine Office, Mt. Royal Station, 

Checking Up 

One morning a negro sauntered into the 
office of a white friend. "Good mawnin', 
Mr. Withrow. Kin I use yo' phone a 
minute? " he asked. 

"Why, certainly, Sam." 

Sam called his number, and after a few 
minutes' wait, said, "Is this Mrs. White- 
side? Well, I seen in de papeh where you- 
all wanted a good culled man. Is you still 
wantin' one? Then the man yous'e got is 
puffectly satisfactory, and you doesn't 
oonnemplate makin' no change soon? All 
right ma'am. Good-bye. " 

Mr. Withrow called to Sam as he left 
the phone, "Now that's too bad, Sam, that 
the place is filled. " 

"Oh, dat's all right, Mr. Withrow, I'sede 
nigger what's got de job, but I'se jest a 
wantin' to check up. " — Judge 

I Said the newlv arrived missionary to 
King Cola Boola of the Cannibal Isles: " I 
!\e come among you as a missionary, 
idy to serve." 

Said King Oola Boola, who was accounted 
inething of a wag, as he surveyed the 
'iky figure: "No, you're not ready to 
ve — not yet." — Legion Weekly 

A Boomerang 

The husband, who had a great habit of 
teasing his wife, was out driving in the 
country with her, when they met a farmer 
driving a span of mules. Just as they were 
about to pass the farmer's rig the mules 
turned their heads toward the auto and 
brayed vociferously. 

Turning to his wife, the husband cuttingly 
remarked, "Relatives of yours, I suppose?" 

"Yes," said his wife sweetly, "by mar- 
riage. ' ' — Exchange 






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Three Building Lots for Sale V?ry Cheap 

to Quick Purchaser 
Five hundred yards from the Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad. Large oak shade trees and spacious lawn. 
Lots are as follows: 50 x200', 60 x300' and 7o'X400 . 
For further information apply to Robert G. Merrick, 
The Mortgage Company of Maryland, 22 St. Paul 
Street, Baltimore, Maryland (Plaza i486). 

Some Science 

Paul Rader, pastor of Mooily's church, 
has a brother, who, before entering the 
ministry, was a high grade chemist and 
scientific authority. Some time after he 
had entered the ministrj- he was met by an 
old friend and brother scientist, who said: 

"So you have gone into the preaching 
game, have you? How do you, as a scien- 
tific man, get by some owthe stuff you have 
to preach, as for instance, putting the camel 
through the needle's eye?" 

"Wel'„" replied Mr. Rader, "it would 
occur to me that if Tom Edison can make 
a whole brass band dance on the point of a 
neetlle, the Lord ought to be able to get a 
camel through the eye, but if you ask me, 
as a scientific man, what I would do, I would 
dissolve the camel in nitric acid and squirt 
him through!" — C. &" 0. Em ploy s Mag- 

Service Always 

Old Lady— "Oh, conductor, stop the 
train, my wig blew off." 

Conductor— " N e v e r mind, madam, 
there's a switch this side of th e next station. " 

— Santa Fe Magazine 

First Cannibal — Our chief had hay fever . 
Second Cannibal— What brought it on? 
First Cannibal — He ate a grass widow. 

— Journal American Medical Assn. 



Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, ig2j 

Prides of The Baltimore and Oliio—No. 6 

Ah's jest de "red cap" portah, 
but Ah minds mah p's an' q's; 

To he'p yo' wid yo' luggage, 
Ma'a'm, Ah nebber does refuse; 

Ah lifts yo' parcels keerfully an' 
sets 'em on de rack, 

1 he'ps you wid yo' childerns, too— 
folks say Ah's got de knack. 

An* if you needs mah services to 
tell yo' where to go, 

Ah's gtad to tell yo' where to 
find yo' hotel or de show. 

An' whether folks is rich or po', 
de weather cold or hot, 

Ah does mah duty wid a grin— 
an' folks fergits me not I 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine 

Published monthly at Baltimore, Maryland, by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, to improve its 
service to the public and to promote efficiency and community of interest among its employes 

Volume xi 

Baltimore, July, 1923 

Number 3 

The Service Supplied the Railroad 

by the Banker 

By Daniel Willard, President 

WHEN I received the 
invitation from your 
President to address 
your Association at its Annual 
Meeting in Woodstock this 
year, I felt an immediate 
desire to accept, partly so, I 
think, because it meant a trip 
back to Woodstock, which is 
not only one of the most 
beautiful villages in Vermont, 
but is also a place where I 
spent many happy days in my 
boyhood. In addition to the 
reason just mentioned, I also 
realized that the invitation 
afforded me an opportunity to 
meet many 0I4, friends and 
acquaintances, and I was glad 
to come. 

Your President intimated in his 
invitation that you would like to have 
me discuss the railroad situation, and 
naturally that subject also appeals to 

The Baltimore and Ohio Company, 
of which I am President, like all other 
railroads, is a large borrower of 
money, and when in need of addi- 
tional funds we turn at once to our 
bankers, and I am glad to testify in 
definite and unrestrained terms to 
the valuable ser\'ice which the banker 

It might be well at the beginning 
of my remarks to consider some of 
the points of contact — some features 
of the relationship which exists 
between the railroads, as a whole, 
and the banking and other large 
financial institutions. According to 
the most recent report of the Inter- 
state Commerce Commission the 
aggregate railway capital, as shown 
by the books of the companies as of 
December 31, 1921, was roundly 
$20,938,000,000. Of this large 
amount $17,635,000,000 was in the 
hands of the general public. Of the 
securities held by the public, rotmdly 

The service performed by Bankers for the Rail- 
roads is not generally understood, and not infre- 
quently there have appeared in various publications 
misleading statements and loose talk concerning 
the so-called "domination of the Railroads by Wall 
Street." It is, therefore, a privilege to be able to 
present to the readers of our Magazine a portion of 
an address delivered by President Willard before 
the Northern Bankers' Association at Woodstock, 
Vermont, May i8, 1923, in which he describes 
the real service which the banker supplies to the 

The portion of the address which we are not 
reprinting dealt largely with certain features of the 
Transportation Act of 1920, which have already 
been covered in the Magazine from time to time. 

$10,800,000,000 consisted of bonds or 
obligations supported by some sort of 
lien on the property, and $6,800,- 
000,000 or 38 per cent, of the total, 
consisted of capital stock. I am told 
that about 16 per cent, of the funded 
indebtedness of the railroads, or 
roundly $1,715,000,000, is held by 
banks and trust companies, nearly 
$900,000,000 or more than one-half 
of such securities being held by 
savings banks. It also appears that 
about $1,770,000,000, par value, or 
over 16 per cent, of railway bonds and 
similar securities are held by life in- 
surance companies. When we recall 
that there are about 70,000,000 life 
insurance policies outstanding in the 
United States and 20,000,000 deposi- 
tors in savings banks, it is clear that 
a large number of people have a very 
definite, although indirect, interest 
in the security and integrity of rail- 
road investments such as I am dis- 
cussing. While the savings banks 
and life insurance companies together 
hold about one-third of the total out- 
standing railroad bonds, the re- 
maining two-thirds are held by a 
large number of individuals and in- 

stitutions whose interest in the 
stability of such securities is 
direct as well as personal. It 
is, therefore, of vital interest 
to a very large number of in- 
dividuals that the railroads 
should be able to maintain 
regular interest payments, and 
there should be no feeling of 
doubt concerning the ability of 
the carriers ultimately to meet 
the principal of their obliga- 
tions at maturity. 

Later in my discussion I 
shall refer in some detail to the 
Transportation Act, which con- 
tains a rule for rate making 
designed for the purpose of 
sustaining railroad credit, but 
before taking up that phase 
of the problem I wish to say a few 
words more concerning the intimate 
relationship between the railroads and 
the banks. 

The Baltimore and Ohio Company, 
during the last thirteen year§J has 
raised about $240,000,000 of new 
capital by the sale of its corporate 
securities. I am confident that it 
would have been difficult, if not im- 
possible, for the Company to have 
obtained that large amount of money, 
as and when nef led, except through 
our regular banking agents in the 
city of New York. We would have 
been glad to sell our securities direct 
to the people li\-ing along our line of 
road, who might be supposed to be 
interested in the property and who 
perhaps might also be expected to 
have confidence in its management, 
but first of all the railroad company 
had no organization for carrying on a 
transaction of that kind, and the in- 
vestment field that I have just re- 
ferred to would have been altogether 
too limited. Our bankers, however, 
with their large list of correspondents 
and with their well established repu- 
tation as safe financial advisors, were 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, 

alwa^-s able to tell us the kind of a 
security which in their opinion would 
be most acceptable to the buyer at a 
particular time, as well as the basis 
upon which it could probably be sold, 
and we felt that their well considered 
judgment concerning such matters 
was much better than our own. For 
such ser\aces as the banker rendered 
of the kind I have mentioned, among 
others, he was justly entitled to a 
fair compensation, and I have the 
ven,' definite feeling that the com- 
missions and pa^-ments which were 
made for such services were well 
earned and more than justified. Un- 
doubtedly other baijking institutions 
of similar reputation and credit might 
have done equally as well. I doubt, 
however, if anyone could or would 
have done better. My point is that 
without the aid of some such agency 
it would have cost the Baltimore and 
Ohio Company a great deal more 
than it did cost to obtain the new 
capital required for additional facil- 
ities, assuming, which I doubt very 
much, that we would have been able 
to obtain it at all, or at the time when 

Now, the kind of sendee which I 
have just been referring to is to be 
found in its fullest development at 
the present time in only one place in 
our country, and I refer, of course, to 

that particular district known as 
"Wall Street." As a matter of fact 
the offices of the Baltimore and Ohio 
Company's bankers are not located 
on Wall Street at all, and only a few 
of the great banking institutions are 
actually on that famous thorough- 
fare. I suppose when people refer to 
"Wall Street" they usually have in 
mind that general region in New York 
where the great banks and trust 
companies are principally located. 

We hear and read much at times 
concerning the domination of indus- 
try, and particularly of the railroads, 
by Wall Street. I am happy to be 
able to say that never once since I 
have been President of the Baltimore 
and Ohio Company have our bankers 
tried to influence or direct the policy 
of the Baltimore and Ohio manage- 
ment. Many times, however, have I 
found it most comforting to be able 
to seek and obtain their advice con- 
cerning immediate conditions and 
future outlook, and I have always 
found them considerate, and their 
advice conservative and helpful. If 
there is any such thing as a malign 
Wall Street influence or control, I 
can say with the utmost candor that 
I have had no personal experience 
with it during my thirteen years as 
chief executive of the Baltimore and 
Ohio Company. 

Encouraging Statement Issued by Board 
of Directors at June Meeting 

AFTER the regular monthly 
meeting of the Baltimore and 
Ohio Board of Directors, held 
June 27 at No. 2 Wall Street. New 
York, the statement appearing below 
was given out: 

The result of the first six months' 
operation, as shown above, when 
taken in connection with the present 
outlook, would no doubt have justi- 
fied the resumption of dividend to the 
common stockholders out of the 

The Railway Operating Revenues of the 
Company during the first six Months of 

the present year (June estimated) were $129,981,844 

Raihvay Operating Expenses 99>635,4i6 

Net Railway Operating Revenue $ 30,346,428 

Taxes, Hire of Equipment, Joint Facility 

Rents, etc $ 7,525,110 

Leaving Net Railway Operating Income of $ 22,821,318 
To which is added — 

Other Corporate Income $ 3,090,710 

Making Gross Corporate Income $ 25,912,028 

Corporate Income deductions, including 

fixed charges, etc., amounted to $ 13.153.678 

Leaving Net Corporate Income as result of 

first six months' operation of $ 12,758,350 

From this sum was set aside amount re- 
quired for full year's dividend on Pre- 
ferred Stock $ 2,400,000 

Also appropriation as required under the 
terms of the $35,000,000 Collateral 

Gold Loan, dated July i, 1919 S 3,500,000 

Showing total surplus applicable to divi- 
dends on Common Stock of. $ 6,858,350 

First six 

months 1922 








$ 6,399,940 




$ 2,940,292 

$ 150,418 




$ 319,597 

$ 4,686,506 


earnings of that period. The Board. 
howe^'•er, after giving careful consid- 
eration to all of the facts and condi- 
tions, decided unanimously that the 
real interests of the common share- 
holders would be best served at the 
present time by using the available 
surplus resulting from the first six 
month*' operations to anticipate the 
final pajTnent of $1,750,000 and to 
thus complete the full appropriation 
required under the $35,000,000 loan, 
and to provide also out of the half 
year's income for the cash payment 
of approximately $5,000,000 required 
in connection with new equipment 
ordered. It will be remembered that 
the loan of July i, 19 19, above re- 
ferred to, provided for the appro- 
priation of $3,500,000 annually out 
of income for capital expenditures 
before the declaration of dividends 
until the sum of $17,500,000 had 
been so appropriated. 

This course will enable the Com- 
pany to complete the appropriation 
of $17,500,000 for capital expendi- 
tures as required under the terms of 
the $35,000,000 loan and also to com- 
plete the financing of more than 
$22,000,000 of new equipment. The 
Company will therefore enter the last 
half of the year with no charges 
against the net income ahead of the 
common stock except the fixed 
charges for that particular period. 

The regular semi-annual dividend 
of two per cent, upon the Preferred 
Stock for the first six months ended 
June 30th, 1923, was declared pay- 
able September i, 1923 to stock- 
holders of record at close of business 
July 14, 1923. 

"Almost as Good as the 
Baltimore and Ohio" 

daughter of D. E. Sulhvan, di- 
vision freight agent, Garrett. 
Indiana, recently sent a post card to 
her father. She was in the far west 
and traveling on a railroad whose 
passenger service is first class. And 
this is what she said on her post card ; 

" On our way rejoicing. This road 
is almost as good as the Baltimore 
and Ohio. " 

Add another good phrase to the 
stock of them which is being accum- 
ulated through the merited super- 
lative praise which people are daily 
giving the passenger service on the 
Baltimore and Ohio! 

"Almost as good as the Baltimore 
and Ohio." 

Yes, that is a good rejoinder to 
remember when other folks tell you 
about the good ser\ace of another 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, iq2J 


A Lifetime Railroader is C. W. Van 
Horn, General Superintendent, 
Maryland District 

By Margaret Talbott Stevens 

IT was a warm July morning when 
I boarded train No. 56 from 
"Down the Valley" and made 
my way back to the business car. 
There, in his shirt sleeves, with a 
pile of papers before him sat our 
newly appointed general superinten- 
dent of the Maryland District, C. W. 
Van Horn, "up to his neck in work, " 
as railroaders express it. 

An interruption like this and on 
such a day to most business men 
would have meant a cold reception 
to the interviewer. But not so with 
Mr. Van Horn. His cordial though 
not too profuse greeting is of the 
kind that makes one feel as if he were 
about to enjoy a pleasant chat on his 
back porch. And this is typical of 
the man himself. A little bulky of 
stature, but possessed of a pleasant 
'face and honest eyes, he reminds us 
of Daddy, seated at the head of the 
table and about to say, "Children, 
pass your plates for another helping 
of chicken . ' ' 

His voice is even and pleasant, and 
although reluctant to speak of him- 
self, he is ever ready to talk about the 
Railroad,, and railroad- 
ers, for these three words spell the 
name of his hobby, the Baltimore 
and Ohio. 

Mr. Van Horn was bc^rn at Clarks- 
burg, W. Va., on January 17, 1879. 
He was reared at Lost Creek and 
went to the public schools. He was 
graduated from Salem College. 

Like all other boys living near a 
railroad, Mr. Van Horn's ambition 
was to become a railroader. Imme- 
diately following his college career, 
Mr. Van Horn's first job was that of 
a railway postal clerk. For four years 
he worked on the mail train between 
Baltimore and Grafton. But he held 
on to his old ambition to become a 
real railroader. Uncle Sam was a 
good boss, but life on a mail car was 
not real railroading ; it did not satisfy 
Mr. Van Horn's longing. He saw 
therein something of railroad opera- 
tion and felt that he must get into 
the game. There was a Monongah 
Division superintendent who en- 
couraged him to enter, too, so on 
June ID, 1901, Mr. Van Horn bfecame 
a clerk in the Freight Office at Fair- 
mont, W. Va. He soon worked him- 
self into the position of agent, and on 
August 4 of the following year he was 
transferred as agent to Byron, W. 

During the following year Mr. Van 
Horn was sent to Clarksburg as 
agent, and in 19 10 he was made 
general yardmaster there. In April, 
191 1, he was made chief clerk to the 
general superintendent at Baltimore, 
and five months later he was sent to 
the Moij^ongah Division as train- 
master, in charge of Parkersburg 
Branch, M. & R., and Short Line Sub 

In September, 19 13, Mr. Van 
Horn was transferred to the Chicago 
Division as trainmaster; three years 
later he came to Pittsburgh as assis- 
tant superintendent, and January 10, 
191 7, marks ffie date of his appoint- 
ment to the position of superinten- 
dent. New Castle Division. 

In September, 19 18 he was trans- 
ferred to Grafton as superintendent 
of the Monongah Division, and on 
September i, 1920, to Cumberland 
as superintendent of the Cumberland 
Division. This position he held until 
he was promoted to that of general 
superintendent, Maryland District. 

Another Baltimore and Ohio man 
grown up in the service! 

Mr. Van Horn's career, like a game 
of checkers, has been one jump after 
another, always moving forward with 
ambition leading him onward until 
he has landed in the "king row." 
And the manner in which he works, 
too, is not unlike that of the man 
who wins. Quiet, modest as to his 
own accomplishments, and thorough- 
going — these are the qualities which 
have brought C. W. Van Horn from 
an humble clerkship to the respon- 
sible position which he now fills. 

"How do you like Baltimore?" we 
asked him. 

"Very well," he replied, "although 
of course, I had grown very fond of 
Cumberland. The Cumberland Di\-i- 
sion, because of its heavy tonnage, is 
a place of unusual opportunities." 

"My spare time? Ha, ha! Well, 
I don't have very much of it, but 

(and here he gave us a bit of a sur- 

" 1 spend my vacation where 

I can take my family with me 

usually at the 'world's series,' for, 
you see, I am quite fond of baseball, 
basketball, football and all kinds of 
athletics. " 

Mr. Van Horn has three children, 
two boys and a girl, all of whom 
attend school away from home. 

' 'But we want to send at least one 
of them to a school nearer home this 
year," he said, "for it is lonesome 
at home for their mother, particularly 
since it is necessary for me to be 
away so often. " 

"And Mrs. Van Horn " we 


"Is the one who bears the big 
responsibilities of the family," he 
concluded reverently. And then he 
gazed out of the car window over 
toward the lovely hills of Virginia as 
though in search of some beautiful 
adjective with which to describe the 
woman who must have been no little 
inspiration to the upward climb in 
the life of him who is a "bom rail- 
roader. " 

Engineer Meek's Timely 

IN the Letters to the Editor 
column of the Grafton, W. Va., 
Sentinel, Engineer Meek put 
it up to a careless motor car driver 
in the following pointed way: 

Grafton, 3-25-23. 

Editor Sentinel: 

Please state in your columns for 
the benefit of the "motorist" who 
OF )ssed Hanley's crossing thirty feet 
in advance of No. 30 running at 
maximum speed after the whistle had 
been sounded with all intensity for 
the crossing, that if the motorist will 
call up Assistant Superintendent 
McClung's office he will be present- 
ed with some Baltimore & Ohio 
safety literature which may be the 
means of saving his family a lot of 
grief, and also save Bartlett & 
Bolen the trouble of fitting up his*1inal 
wooden B. V. D's. However, in case 
he shouldn't heed these instructions, 
better have him make his final 
financial arrangements because he 
is due to leave. 

H. J. MEEK, 

^ Engineer No. 30. 

Conductor O. A. Best, 
Newark Division, 
Stops a Leak 

CONDUCTOR O. A. Best ob- 
served a car of salt cake, con- 
signed to Marietta billed in error 
at tare weight of 40,000 pounds, 
whereas the marked light weight of 
the car was 35,400 pounds. Nota- 
tion was made on way bill with re- 
sult that agent made correction on 
billing which increased our revenue 
on the car $6.67. Thank you, Con- 
ductor Best ! 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, IQ23 

Vice-President Galloway Makes Personal 
Appeal for ''More Car Miles'' and 
Offers Appropriate Recognition 
to Successful Divisions 

To All Officers and Employes: 

Last March we decided to set 40 miles as the 
average of car miles per day, excluding bad order 
cars, to be reached on the Baltimore and Ohio. 
The best previous weekly System average up to 
that time was 34 miles per car per day, made for 
the week of March 31, 1912. Since February 
we have not only equalled the 1912 record, but 
have surpassed it, making 34.7 miles per car per 
day for the week ending April 21, a splendid 
accomplishment. May was a good month, 33.3 
miles being averaged for the System. Since 
then, however, we have been slipping back. Oper- 
ating conditions such as the Shrine movement, 
large quantities of coal and ore held for de- 
livery at the lake ports, and the temporary surplus 
of rough box cars, are in part responsible for the 
poorer showing. More responsible, I think, 
is the fact that we have not fully accompUshed 
coordination of effort as we should and can. 
Of course, having set the 40 mUes as our object- 
tive we are not going to stop until we reach it 
and there could be no better time to do it than 
right now. 

Operating conditions are extremely favorable for 
such a record performance'. Our motive power is 
in excellent condition, bad order locomotives being 
13.7 per cent, and bad order cars 3 per cent. 
Track conditions are good. Our passenger trains 
are running practically on time. We are handling 
a business heavy enough to employ our equipment 
efficiently and without danger of congestion, and 
business promises to continue good. Best of all 
we have gratifying evidences of a desire on the 
part of employes to help the Management cut 
out waste, better performances and generally 
promote efficiency. 

There is also a most encouraging sign in that 
past records prove that with proper coordination 
we can reach the 40 miles per car per day. The 
figures on the next page show this — show that 
although we have not yet been able to average 40 

July 23, 1923 

miles per car per day for one week on the entire 
System, we could have done this — and better — 
had all the divisions reached their best weekly 
individual record during the same week. The 
System average shown at the bottom of next to 
the last column is 41 .7 miles per car per day. This 
figure certainly indicates what can be done. 

But the most important column is the third from 
last. It shows, on a basis of figuring which is 
uniformly fair for all the divisions, what we may 
reasonably expect from each division in order 
that it may do its share to bring about a System 
average of 40 miles. For certain weeks some 
divisions have already equalled and exceeded 
their quotas. Other divisions have not yet done 
this but can, I believe, do so during AUGUST, 
which is the month set for us to reach the 40 
mile mark. 

In addition to sending this appeal for a co- 
ordinated effort during August, I have written 
letters to many of those who are most responsible 
for making car miles, urging a special drive at 
this time. General and divisional officers are 
also urged to act with those directly responsible 
for results. 

As a fitting token of appreciation we are going to 
give a large American Flag, pole and accessories 
to each division which reaches its quota in this 
drive — the flag to be flown on all holidays and 
special occasions, and, so long as the division main- 
tains its quota, at all other times during the day. 

The Company will renew the flags when neces- 
sary and maintain them in a condition worthy of 
what they stand for and mean to all Americans. 

Please read the next few pages carefully. They 
show substantial supporting and informative 
data concerning our car mile record. 

With your continued and united support I look 
forward with confidence to reaching the 40 miles 
per car per day mark that has been set as our goal. 

I know Baltimore and Ohio officers and em- 
ployes can put this over ! 

Vice-President Operation and Maintenance 

I ri niiaimniiminiiiiiiniintliin miiiiic 1 

3iTiiiiiiiijirti>iriiiiiiioiiiiiiii[inOiii>ititiiii[ 1^ 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, ip2j 


The Mark ► 40 Miles Per Car Per Day 

And This Page Shows How the Mark Has Been 
Reached and How it Can be Reached 
When We All Get Together 

Car Location and Daily Movement Necessary to Average 
40 Miles Per Car Per Day, Excluding Bad Order Cars 


Average Miles Per Car Per Daj 
if All Divisions Maintained dur 
ing Same Week Their Maximurr 
Weekly Record 

Car Loca- 

Daily Loads 


Average Haul 

Car Mileage 







Baltimore East End 







7 , 590 


oO . 2 


Total Baltimore 









Cumberland East End 

Cumberland West End. 
M. & K. Branch 

2 , 555 


1 10 



408, 589 


103 3 

5- 14-23 

6- 21-23 
1 1-7-22 

Total Cumberland 









Maryland District 




























1 ,060 











' 850 




42 , 404 




West Virginia District. . 





























Pennsylvania District... 11,320 









48 , 000 

21 ,427 




1 ,920, 102 



Akron (N. C.) 










Total Akron Division .... 






522 , 800 








131 , 160 













Northwest District 



5 , 560 























72. 5 



St. Louis (Indiana) 

St. Louis (Illinois) 


1 ,022 






33- 6 



Total St. Louis Division. 


j 2,371 

1 , 196 



227, 180 



Southwest District 






636 , 060 









1 1,718,455 

1 40.0 


Grand Total 

91 ,000 

! 39,067 

21 ,992 

60 j 60 


1 40.0 



Office Assistant to Vice-President, 
Baltimore, Maryland, July 11, 1923. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, 192^ 

For June Eastern Lines Still Ahead in 

Pages 8 and 9 Show the 

Actual Record, June, Excluding Bad Order Cars 

Eastern Lines 
Western Lines 

31.6 Miles per Cai per Day 
30.8 Miles per Car per Day 
31.2 Miles per Car per Day 



Week Best 


June 1923 

July 1923 

1-7 1 






New Castle 



































N. W. District 



































31 -9 








S. W. District 









Western Lines 



I 30.5 









i 31-3 



31 -9 




Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, 192 j 


Car Miles. But August is the Month. 

Way to Forty-Mile Mark 






Cumberland — East. 
Cumberland — West 
M & K Branch 
Cumberland — Total. 
Maryland District 


West Virginia District 



Pennsylvania District 
Eastern Lines 


Week Best 


June 1923 

July 1923 



1 5 "21 














T 7 n 































I 1-7-22 






II. I 


























































































Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, 192 j 

Please Do Not Miss the ''Prospective 
Business" Card in This Issue 

DURING 1916 we inserted in 
each copy of the Magazine 
for a number of months a 
"Prospective Business" card similar 
to the one which will be found in this 
and subsequent issues. This was 
followed by the great business get- 
ting campaign inaugurated in 192 1 by 
President Willard and carried on with 
great enthusiasm by our Veterans' 
organizations and other employes. It 
resulted in bringing thousands of 
dollars worth of business to the Balti- 
more and Ohio and was gratifying 
not alone on this account but because 
it showed unmistakably what a coor- 
dinated effort of this kind could do. 

Our readers know that during the 
early part of this year the Baltimore 
and Ohio, in common with other 
railroads, was pushed to handle all 
the business offered it. Now, how- 
ever, the situation has changed and 
during the month of June our equip- 
ment was in such splendid condition 
that we could have handled more 
business than we actually did. The 
same situation still obtains and will 
probabl}^ continue for the next two 
months at least. The answer is ob- 
vious — we whose work is not pri- 
marily to solicit business for the Rail- 
road can turn to and give our salesmen 
of the Traffic Department a lift. 

It will be noted that the post card 
enclosed in this issue is addressed to 

the nearest division freight or passen- 
ger agent. • This is the quickest way 
to get our salesmen to the prospects 
and should result in quick and 
effective action. 

Employes are especially requested 
to get business for the Company in 
highly competitive localities. In 
certain sections the Baltimore and 
Ohio is the only railroad which can 
be used and there, of course, sending 
in the cards is unnecessary work. 

The Traffic Department has ar- 
ranged that all employes sending in 
cards which result in business, will 
have their names reported so that 
credit may be given them in the 
Magazine. And our solicitors will 
be liberal in their decisions as to who 
should get credit for the business 
— they welcome the assistance of 
all employes. 

The number of men selling trans- 
portation on the Baltimore and Ohio 
is relatively small as compared to our 
entire personnel. Their eyes and 
ears can be multiplied a hundred 
fold if all of us do our best to help them 
secure business. It is the confident 
hope of the Magazine that Balti- 
more and Ohio people will respond 
to this appeal with the same enthu- 
siasm and interest that have charac- 
terized previous similar efforts and 
that before long we will have interest- 
ing results to report in these pages. 

Ho— You Operating Men— Here's What the 
Traffic Folks Think of You! 

Baltimore, June 15, 1923 

Mr. C. W. Galloway, Vice President: 

On behalf of the Traffic Department, and especially the Passenger Depart- 
ment, we wish to express our great appreciation for the wonderful work done by 
the Operating Department in the handling of the Shrine movement. It was a 
tremendous stress on our transportation machine but the movement was con- 
ducted throughout with precision and the greatest possible accommodation to 
our patrons, and while the weather was hot and created some discomfort on that 
account, we have had nothing but complimentary statements as to our service 
and I want you and all of your people to feel that the Traffic Department appre- 
ciates the wonderful service given in the handling of this Shrine movement, 
which is bound to accrue to the advantage of the Company and its business. 

Vice President, Traffic and Commercial Department. 

Guy Gardner, District Freight and Passenger 
Representative, Denver, Col., who recently played 
foster father to four unescorted children, Chicago 
to Baltimore on the "Capitol Limited' ' 

Engineer E. B. Hagan, 
Pittsburgh Division, a 
"Business Getter" 

DURING the month of January, 
1923, Engineer E. B. Hagan, 
employed in the Butler, Pa. 
yard, secured 6 carloads and 2 L. C. 
L. shipments for movement via Balti- 
more and Ohio from an automobile 
company located at Butler, Pa., 
through his relationship with one of 
the officers of the firm. 

Mr. Hagan called the attention of 
the automobile company to the fact 
that the Baltimore and Ohio could 
give good service, and as a result of 
his representations, we were promised 
a trial. The company stated later 
that they were well pleased with our 
service, and that they were glad to 
be able to favor the Baltimore and 
Ohio and with such good results for 
their own patrons. Engineer Hagan 
informed our force at Butler that we 
would receive this business, and . as 
a result the freight and yard forces 
were on the alert, furnishing empty 
cars promptly, and seeing that the 
usual good service was given. 

E. B. Hagan was employed by the 
Baltimore and Ohio as a fireman on 
April II, 1883, and was promoted to 
engineer May i, 1889, having been 
continuously in the service since the 
date first mentioned. He has been 
commended by Superintendent J. D. 
Beltz for his interest in securing this 
new business. 

"Doubt it?" 

"That the Baltimore and Ohio can make 
40 Miles per Car per Day!" 

"No 'well' about it! Just read pages & 
and 9 ot this issue." 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, iQ2j 


Oliver Cooper, Station Porter, Played a 

Man s Part 

WHENEVER there is a wed- 
ding part}-, one of the 
famihar figures to be seen 
around the station immediately there- 
after is the station porter, with his 
broom and dustpan to sweep up the 
rice. At all times he must keep an 
eye on the station floor and look after 
its condition. Then there are the 
water coolers to be looked after, the 
window shades to be kept at the 
proper height, and the thousand and 
one little odd jobs to be done. And 
when the train pulls in, the station 
porter must be ready for any emer- 
gency. Sometimes it is to help the 
baggageman, sometimes it is to 
assist passengers in various ways. 
Such are the duties of the station 
porter, but never does an}-body 
think of him as being a hero. Oliver 
Cooper, however, has proven that he 
can be a hero and a station porter, too. 

Cooper, as he is generalh' known, 
is a station porter at Mt. Royal. He 
has been here for three years, having 
served at Camden Station three 
years also. Always on the job, faith- 
ful and honest, as his face in the 
accompanying picture indicates. 
Cooper played a man's game at Mt. 
Roj-al a short time ago. 

It was time for the train to Phila- 
delphia. The bell rang, the crowd 
moved toward the gate, and the 
stationmaster was calling out the 
stations. Cooper was pulling out the 
baggage truck. Just as the gate was 
opened. Number One came down the 
far track, heading for the tunnel. At 
the gate a woman was handing the 
gateman her ticket, a little chUd 
holding to her hand. In an instant 
the child broke awav from its mother 

and before anyone realized what had 
happened, had dashed across the east- 
bound track to the far side of the 
train shed, directly in front of the on- 
coming train. The mother sprang 
after it, Cooper following her. Reach- 
ing them in the nick of time, he 
pushed both mother and child to 
safety, and stretched out both arms 
to keep them from returning until 
Number One had come to a standstill. 
Those who witnessed the deed say 
that it would have been impossible 
for the train to have stopped before 
it had passed over the spot where the 
three had crossed. 

Emplo3^es who can think, and act 
while they are thinking, as did 
Station Porter Cooper, truly belong 
in that swiftly growing class, "Prides 
of the Baltimore and Ohio. " 

Brakeman M. S. Ruggles, 
Toledo Division, is a 
Good Neighbor 

By C. E. Thrasher 

,N May 8, the agent at Lima, 
Ohio, assisted a blind man to 
board train No. 58. He ad 
vised Brakeman Ruggles of the unfor- 
tunate man's condition, further say- 
ing that he wished to go to Brown- 
ville, leaving Cincinnati on Indiana 
Division No. i. 

Mr. Ruggles watched his charge 
carefully, taking particular pains to 
see that he did not want for anything 


on the trip. On arrival at Cincinnati 
Mr. Ruggles took the blind man to 
the restaurant, purchased breakfast 
for him and remained with him until 
time for his train to depart so that 
he might not take the wrong train. 

Mr. Ruggles devoted two hours of 
his own time to the care of the man 
in his charge, after arrival at Cin- 
cinnati, and he cannot be too highly 
commended. Loss of sight is a 
handicap which cannot be realized by 
those of us who are fortunate enough 
to be blessed with all our senses and 
the Magazine takes special pleasure 
in recording the Christian kindness 
shown by Brakeman Ruggles to one 
less fortunate than he. 

The Law 

"We are a race of beings created in a 
universe where law reigns. That will 
forever need all the repetition and em- 
phasis which can be put on it. Law reigns. 
It can neither be cheated, evaded, nor 
turned aside. We can discover it, live in 
accordance with it, observe it, and develop 
and succeed; or, we can disregard it, 
violate it, defy it, and fail. Law reigns. 
It is the source of order, of freedom, of 
righteous authority, of organized society 
and also of industrial success and prosperity. 
To disregard it is to perish, to observe it is 
to live, physically, mentally, morally, spiritu- 
ally. It is the principle that requires 
respect and reverence for authority. It is 
not sought for the benefit of those who may 
temporarily represent government or any 
other example of authority, but for the 
benefit of the individual himself." 

— Vice President Calvin Coolidge 

•^jimiunniauuiDnu iaiiiiu>ii:iioiii)TiiiiiiiO'>ii 

SUtioa Porter Oliver Cooper 

Believes in the Golden Rule 

Being the reason given by Supervisor John H. Quill, 
Vincennes, Indiana, for winning first prize for his district 
in IQ22. 

I have been asked how we have been winning the |rize almost every year. 

In the first place every man I have is a Baltimore and Ohio man, that is, he 
understands that what is good for the Company is also good for him. He there- 
fore takes an interest in protecting the Company, and thereby himself and 

We imderstand it isn't only keeping one section in first class condition, but 
that they must all be in the same condition. If a man gets a little behind on one 
piece of track, his brother on the next section is able to give him assistance and 
he gives the same loyal support on his own or adjoining track. 

It has at times seemed as if we were having an up hill pull because we were 
short of men and sometimes material, but if unable to secure what we need we 
are not discouraged but do the best possible with what we have. 

I try to keep the.good will of my men, standing by them when right, and 
showing them mistakes when they occur, which is seldom. In other words, we 
are always at the top because we believe in team work, and try to give our Com- 
pany the same undivided attention we would expect of a man working for us. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine 

Robert M. Van Sant, Editor 
Margaret Talbott Stevens, Associate Editor 
M. W. Jones, Assistant Editor 
Charles H. Dickson, Art Editor 
Office, Mt. Royal Station, Baltimore, Md. 
Herbert D. Stitt, Staff Artist 
George B. Luckey, Staff Photographer 

Apologize First— Explain Afterwards 

It is a maxim of the Baltimore and Ohio that "the 
passenger is always right. " Of course, Hterally speaking, 
■Dhis is not true. Employes who have occasion to handle 
passengers know that at times they are unreasonable. 

But so far as their responses to passengers are con- 
cerned it would be an excellent thing if, without excep- 
tion, all employes who handle the traveling public 
wotild get into the spirit suggested by ' ' the passenger is 
always right. " 

A better characterization of this spirit was mentioned 
in my presence several days ago. A clerk who does an 
amount of thinking in behalf of the Railroad far beyond 
that called for by his job, said this: 

"If we could only get every employe who receives a 
complaint from a passenger to apologize to the passenger 
for the reported condition and then to explain afterw^ard, 
it would help us get more passenger business. " 

"We don't have to admit the fault imreservedly. We 
can say, "if that is the condition we will investigate and 
remedy it immediately." 

This is not hard to do, it being far easier to make an 
apology when there is no real occasion for it, than when 
there is one. Apologizing first to the persons making 
the complaint disarms them and puts them in a better 
mood for Hstening to the explanation which, on so many 
occasions, proves that the Company and its service are 
not at fault. 

But if we explain first we antagonize, and then further 
explanation is so much harder. 

The same principle obtains in relations with all our 
customers, whether they be passengers, shippers, or 
people having business relations with us in other ways. 

The Reason the Tortoise Won 

Remember the Fable of the Hare and the Tortoise. 
The initial grand burst of speed did not bring victory to 
the Hare, because during the race he laid down for a bit 
of a nap. It was the methodical plodding, ground 
gaining pace of the Tortoise that finally won out. Don't 
interpret the tale erroneously — the tortoise didn't win 

Ealtimore and Ohio Magazine, July, ig2j 


merely because he was slow and steady and the hare 
didn't lose because he was swift. Speed — capability of 
fast progress — is a valuable asset and of course should 
not be discouraged. It is only necessary to see that the 
speedy one is headed in the right direction, that his 
ability is utilized to the best advantage. The Tortoise 
won because he fortunately possessed a definite aim for 
his endeavors, while the Hare was just showing off. The 
big thing is to direct your footsteps toward the objective 
chosen and no matter whether you travel swiftly or 
slowly, you will eventually attain the goal. Naturally 
the speed of progress depends solely upon your individual 
ability. The main thing is to keep going steadfastly in 
the right direction. The thing can be done if you will 
only believe it can be done. Whatever happens, don't 
become discouraged. One can always find solace in the 
fact that it required 600 years before Noah learned how 
to build an Ark. 

— J . S. Calvert 

Three Honorable Mentions in a Month 

Individuals are seldom mentioned on this page — and 
the occasion must be an unusual one. For example; 

Operator C. M. Watson, FY Tower, Pittsburgh 
Division, last November 23 discovered a fire on a bridge 
near his headquarters and saw that it was put out with 
little damage; on December 6 discovered a fire on 
another bridge near his post, with the same result; 
and on December 7 noticed the door torn off a loaded 
car in passing train and contents about to be spilled 
out, which condition he also had promptly corrected. 

A money value can hardly be placed upon the watch- 
fulness of Operator Watson and his interest in Safety 
and the welfare of the Company in these three cases. 
Doubtless the saving made through his vigilance was 
large. Doubtless the Company can never adequately 
repay him for the real heart interest he puts into his 

He is typical of hundreds of other employes on the 
Baltimore and Ohio, and there never was so propitious 
a time for making their examples count for more con- 
verts to their sensible and commendable way of viewing 
their relationship between them and the Company, 
than right now. 

Hearty thanks to Operator Watson and may his 
tribe increase! 

No Man Management 

Trotzky, now practically sole ruler of Russia with 
Lenin ill, is inclined to turn from Communism. That is 
natural; his ancestors outgrew that centuries ago. 
"Modified capitalism" is his idea, with "one man 
management of factories." 

It doesn't take much intelligence to realize that every- 
body must have a brain, which the feet and hands obey; 
every nation must have a head and courts that are 
respected, every factory, newspaper and candy store 
"one-man" management. 

Where there is not "one-man management" there is 

Arthur Brisbane in Baltimore American 

iiorJs Turn Table 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, J 92 3 

milicsof the fRMlon 


What is Your Best Definition ? 

There probably is no subject in literature, ancient or 
modern, that has served the writers more often or 
better, nor interested their readers more often or better, 
than "Love." Many are the definitions rendered to 
describe this nominative — subject, in sentences simple, 
complex and compound; books have been written about 
it; poetry would be crippled prose withoiit it; and the 
world could not get along without it. Of all the at- 
tempts to picture what it is, I like the following by 
Victor Hugo the best: " I have seen a very poor young 
man in love. His hat was old, his coat worn; the water 
passed through his shoes, and the stars through his soul. " 

Genu Varus 

The New York "American," among other instructive 
and interesting departments, runs a column conducted 
by former Health Commissioner Copeland, in which he 
replies to questions pertaining to public health and sani- 
tation, when he can. The questions are submitted in 
good faith by persons who are ill, or think they are, and 
the doctor's replies, of course, also are bona fide. The 
columnis instructive because one learns there that humans 
are subject to many ills of which pathology knows noth- 
ing, and it is interesting when one comes across something 
like the following: 

"Question: I do a lot of g\Tn work and notice that 
whenever I jiunp I get a severe pain in my side. I was 
examined and on the report saw genu varus. Will you 
please tell me what this means?" 

We can imagine the questioner at every jump clap his 
or her hand over the severe pain and worry about "genu 
varus," until eased by the doctor's reply which was: 

"You need not worry about this condition. Genu 
Varus means bowlegs." 

The World is Getting Better 

Nothing so furthers the unkindliness, unfriendliness 
and aloofness among people who live in "flats" and 
apartments in big cities as the "on guard" sense be- 
gotten and propagated by the publication of a thousand 
and one stories of misbehavior, misdemeanor and crime 
in the daily press and read by the millions that ne^'er 
read anything else. Yet we may confidentially assvune, 
and statistics will prove, that there are, all in all, when 
taken on a percentage basis, as many decent and honor- 
able men and women in the great cities as in the small 
country towns, all of which have their "black sheep" 
and "bad men. " 

Why should we look for the rotten and stir up the mud 
in the gutter, when goodness is real and abundant and, 
as Zeno the stoic teaches, "Nothing but goodness is 

The thousand and one examples of what Kipling calls 
"roadside courtesies," deeds of kindness and helpful- 
ness, go unnoticed and unheralded because they are 
common and natural. Wickedness and viciousness are 
broadcasted because they are un-natural and therefore 
"news, " and meat for tha^e "holier than thou" persons, 
a large class, that dolefully chant miserere, shake their 
heads and wonder what this world is coming to. (The 
world is good and getting better, and all is well along 
the Hudson.) 

But, for all that, the continuous spotlighting of the 
nasty spots must perforce help to foster and aggravate 

a feeling of danger, caution and suspicion that should not 
exist, because there really is no need for it. 

Each one of us knows or is acquainted with .several 
hundred persons. How many of them are wicked,, 
vicious or criminal? Not many; probably not any. 
Which proves the case that the fear of evil is exaggerated 
and uncalled for, and that we may safely trust ourselves 
to exchange a "good morning" and "howdye do" with 
our neighbors without the guarantee vouchsafed by a 
formal introduction. It may not be "etiquette," but it 
is human. The foregoing argument is addressed to sensi- 
ble people; it will not appeal to neurotics and h^-po- 

"For — there is nothing so kingly as kindness." sings 
Alice Cary. So let us cultivate the spirit of kindliness 
in ourselves and. the faculty of observing kindness in 
others, which, if we look for it, is manifest on every side 
(except in a subway jam). 

For real human kindness, continuous and persevering, 
under temper-testing and soul-trying conditions. let me 
commend to you the much abused New York policeman, 
and the soldiers of the Salvation Army. 

As a P. S. I wish to point out that though kindness 
always implies courtesy plus, courtesy does not always 
imply kindness. Bluebeard, no doubt, was a courteous 
cuss; also the Snake; and so are the polished gentlemen 
who wave "hands across the sea" giving us tfte high- 
sign that means "gimme." 

Transcendental Communism 

There are two female felines in our General Foreman's 
Office at Pier 22. Superficially there is nothing remark- 
able about them ; regular hardboHed nightprowlers they 
seem. But listen : 

The cat-stork brought to eacA- of them at the same 
time — twins in one bundle, triplets in the other. Our 
Miss Wilson, who has a desk in the G. F. Office and whose 
household training has taught her that two for X is better 
quality than three for X, decided in favor of the twin- 
kittens, and gently disposed of the three-of-a-kind hy 
dropping them into the Ganges that flows past our bulk- 
head. Now, here is the point — the two mother-cats- 
take turns in nursing the babies. 

Neither of them wants to "hog "the whole pleasure; 
it is "me first, you next" or "after you, madame. " The- 
wronged mother does not want the kittens bisected in 
order to get her half, as did the Hebraic lady of history, 
who forced King Solomon to render a verdict upon which 
solely rests the reputation for great msdom that the old 
reprobate does not deserve. This cat-stor}- furnishes aa 
example of what might be called transcendental com- 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, 192 j 

Conservation of Locomotive Fuel 

The First Paper Submitted in $100.00 Prize Contest 
By E. G. McKeen, Locomotive Engineer, Monongah Division 

EVERYONE who is interested in 
fuel conservation and has studied 
the problem, understands that this 
is not a one man proposition, but that 
success depends on the honest effort of the 
employes of every department. Good 
power is the foundation of Fuel Economy, 
so I will start with the responsibilities of 
the shop forces. 

The Shop Forces 

To do their part toward conservation of 
fuel, the shops should keep our locomo- 
tives in good operative condition, make 
all repairs necessary, stop all steam leaks 
about the cabs and keep valve packing and 
cylinder packing in good condition. De- 
fective packing and steam leaks cause a 
constant waste of fuel. The shops should 
keep the grates in working order, ash pans 
in good condition and should keep arches 
and flues cleaned, as bad arches and stopped 
up flues cause engines to steam badly, 
causing a serious waste of fuel. 

If engines come to terminal reported 
faiUng for steam, the shop force should 
examine steam pipes and dry pipes to see 
if the trouble is caused by their leaking 
and should not bridge or bush the nozzles 
to make engines steam properly as that 
will cause the engines to burn more fuel and 
hide the actual defects. If an engine comes 
to a division and steams properly with a 
six and one half or six and three quarter 
inch nozzle, the cause of later steam 
failures is not too large a nozzle. 

The shops should also repair all 
leaky tanks, as it takes fuel to furnish 
water. Hostlers should be careful not 
to run tanks over when filling them. 
Engine watchers should bank fires 
and not use the blower while watch- 
ing engines. When engines are backed 
off for repairs, the fires should be 
drawn at once. Engines should not 
be kept around on the back track 
two or three days with fire in them. 
Hostlers when coaling engines should 
Tdc careful not to load the coal space 
so full that coal will fall off the tank. 

If the shop forces will perform 
their duties as they should and try 
•each day to do better than the day 
before, they can save many tons of 
fuel each week at every engine 

particularly defects that cause waste of fuel, 
than the shop forces have. He should pay 
particular attention to how the engine is 
burning its fire. If the engine burns too much 
coal, he should report it and report all steam 
leaks around the boiler attachments. He 
should pay attention to the valve and cylin- 
der packing, see that they are in good con- 
dition and see that the valves are set properly, 
as valves being out of proper adjustment 
is a defect which causes a great waste of fuel. 

He should work the engine where he can 
get the best results out of it with as little 
steam as possible, work the injector so it 
will supply water to the boiler as it is being 
consumed and should be careful not to 
take so much coal at any coahng station 
on the line of road that any will fall from 
the tank. He should be sure to keep the 
valves and cylinders properly lubricated, 
always informing the fireman, if he is not 
acquainted with the road, where to stop 
firing and where to begin. If the engineer 
will instruct and encourage his fireman to 
do his best, he will save fuel. 

The Fireman 

The locomotive fireman should study 
the fundamental principles of good firing. 
These will make him efficient and give him 
skill and knowledge to make the fuel which 
is applied to the furnace bum so evenly 
that it will evaporate into steam as much 
water as is possible in locomotive service. 

The Engineer 

The locomotive engineer should 
pay particular attention to the 
engine he is running while on line 
of road and make out intelligent 
work reports on the engine when he 
arrives at terminal. He has a 
better opportunity to locate defects. 

$100.00 Prize for Best Paper on Railway 
Fuel Conservation 

Contest Closes August 31, 1923 
All Locomotive Engineers, Locomotive Firemen, 
Train Conductors, Brakemen, Flagmen 
and Switchmen 

Through the International Railway Fuel Associa- 
tion, Mr. Eugene McAuliffe offers a cash prize of 
One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for the best paper 
on Railway Fuel Conservation written by either a 
locomotive engineer or fireman, a train conductor or 
brakeman, or a switchman. The Editors of the 
Railway Review and the Railway Age will judge the 
relative merits of the papers submitted. All papers 
to be the property of the International Railway Fuel 
Association and available for publication. Contest 
closes August 31, 1923. 


Send in papers through the Superintendent's 
Office to the undersigned, who will transmit to the 
Association Committee appointed to handle the 

Superintendent, Fuel and Locomotive Performance 
Baltimore, Md. 

The main object at all times is to maintain 
a maximum pressure to meet the demands 
made upon the locomotive in the various 
classes of service. 

A man may become a skillful fireman 
without a scientific knowledge of combus- 
tion, but there is one mental qualification 
which he must possess in order to become 
a successful fireman, that is, good judge- 
ment. This is an aid to progress in every 
calling, and especially to advancement in 
railroad work. In making a trip over a 
division a locomotive pulling a heavy train 
must meet so many varying conditions in 
the demand for steam that a fireman must 
exercise the best of judgement and care in 
order to have his fire in the right condition 
at all times to meet the demands made 
upon the locomotive. 

A fireman should always arrive about 
thirty minutes before leaving time and 
prepare his fire. He should never work 
the blower very heavily while preparing 
the fire as it will only be a waste of fuel 
and be of no benefit to the fire. He should 
always keep the grates clean so the fire 
will get an even draft on line of road, 
and keep a light level fire. When approach- 
ing the top of a summit, or point where the 
engineer is about to shut off for a station 
stop, he should stop firing far enough back 
to let the steam pressure fall back about 
ten or fifteen pounds so he can crack the 
blower valve to prevent smoke and not 
pop the engine. Every time an engine 
pops there is a waste of about fifteen pounds 
of coal per minute. The fireman should 
always keep the coal wet and keep the 
gangway clean. 

When pulling into sidings, he 
should let the steam pressure fall 
back so that the engine will not 
pop and if a very long delay is 
expected, should bank the fire. 
He should never put over six shovels 
of coal in a firebox at one fire and 
should apply the coal to the front of 
the fire first so that he can see where 
the coal is needed. He should close 
the door between each shovel of coal 
and wait until the smoke clears up 
before putting in the next shovelful. 
The fireman should lengthen the 
distance between fires. In firing a 
stoker fired engine, never use stoker 
while in side tracks, but always use 
shovel to keep fire in condition. 
When going down grades always shut 
off stoker and use shovel. Stoker 
should be used as little as possible 
or at slowest possible rate of con- 
tinuous firing while on the road. 

In order to obtain the best results 
the grates should be kept loose and 
free from clinkers. The fire should 
be kept as light as possible by 
applying fuel often and in small 
cjuantities, carrying a light level fire 
to allow the necessary amount of air 
to pass through the grates in order 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, iq2J 

to obtain perfect combustion, which is not 
obtainable with a heavy fire. It takes about 
two hundred and sixty cubic feet or about 
thirty pounds of air to consume one pound 
of coal. 

Every fireman should try to make a 
better record than the other fellow and if 
he can save one fifteen pound scoop of coal 
per mile, each man can save fifteen hundred 
pounds per hundred miles, which I believe 
almost every fireman can do if he takes 
advantage of all opportunities. This would 
mean the saving of many tons of coal each 
month for the Company which we are 
employed by. 

The Train Crew 

One of the train crews' most important 
duties is to give the train the proper in- 

spection and stop all the air leaks they can 
find, as the excessive running of the air 
pumps results in the waste of much fuel. 

If every man in train and engine service 
will devote his time on duty to serving the 
best interest of the Company he is employed 
by, which we s.ll know we should do, as 
we are all paid well for the service we are 
performing, I am sure we can save many 
thousands tons of coal annually and be 
more prosperous with our own work, on 
account of helping our Company to prosper. 
So let every man who is interested in his 
own prosperity and that of his Company 
show it by trying each month to give better 
service than the month before. 

As the saying is "Practice Makes Per- 
fect," let's practice conservation of fuel 
and Save Coal. 

Good Will Girls Present Official Thanks 
of France to Baltimore and 
Its People 

THE Good Will girls of the Baltimore 
and Ohio brought back a beautiful 
illuminated testimonial, printed in 
colors, signed by Charles Reibel, the minis- 
ter of the liberated regions in France, and 
reading as follows: 

"A testimonial of appreciation from France 
to the City of Baltimore, Maryland, and 
to the Baltimore News, which cooperated 
generously in furthering the organization 

of the Good Will Delegation of the Ameri- 
can Committee for Devastated France and 
which sent an offering of $50,000 and eight 
delegates to France. 

"This offering has contributed materially 
toward bettering the condition of the people 
living in the war devastated regions and 
the American Delegation has given new 
proof of the friendship which unites the two 
republics. " 


Miss Spengler (right), assisted by Miss Lauer 
(left), presents Mayor Jackson, of Baltimore 
(extreme right), with the testimonial from France 
expressing the appreciation of the French people 
for the liberal support given the American 
Committee's work in the devastated regions, by 
the people who vcted for the delegates. F. H. B. 
Bullock, President's Office, introduced the girls 
to His Honor. Miss Stevens was "on line" and 
unable to be present 

It will be recalled that the Baltimore 
News handled the voting campaign for the 
Good Will Committee in electing delegates 
to make the trip to France. 

The presentation of the testimonial took 
place in the office of Mayor Jackson, Bal- 
timore, on July 7. Miss Spengler, who 
presented the certificate, was accompanied 
by Miss Magdalene Lauer, another of our 
Baltimore and Ohio Good Will delegates, 
and by F. H. B. Bullock, Office of the 

Mr. Bullock introduced Miss Spengler as 
follows : 

"Last February there was held in Balti- 
more what is known as the " National 
Good Will Elections," under the auspices 
of the Baltimore News, for the purpose of 
raising funds to complete the work of the 
American Committee in the devastated 
regions of France; to select delegates by 
votes of the people who subscribed to this 
fund for a trip to France to see for them- 
selves the work already done and that re- 
maining to be done by the American Com- 
mittee in bettering the condition of the 
people living in the devastated regions; 
and also to convey to the French people an 
expression of Good Will from the American 
communities which participated in the Good 
Will Elections. 

"There was $50,000 raised in Baltimore 
towards this fund, of which about $21,000 
was contributed through the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad campaign, under the direc- 
tion of General Chairman James S. Murray, 
assistant to president, and myself as general 
treasurer. There were eight delegates 
elected from Baltimore who made the trip to 
France with delegates from 17 other cities. 
Baltimore had the honor of casting the 
largest number of votes for any one delegate, 
Aliss Nina Spengler; also for having the 
youngest delegate. Miss Magdalene Lauer. 
These young ladies, together wit^i Miss 
Margaret T. Stevens, are employed by and 
represented the Baltimore and Ohio Rail- 

"Miss Spengler, being the honor dele- 
gate from Baltimore, has been commissioned 
by the French Government to present to 
the City of Baltimore and to the Baltimore 
News a testimoniaiof appreciation from the 
French people. 

"I take pleasure in introducing Miss 
Spengler and Miss Lauer. " 

Miss Spengler then presented the testi- 
monial, which was received by Mayor 
Jackson and by Mr. Warren W. Brown, 
representing the Baltimore News. 

A Pointed Question 

It was at a college dance. The young 
man had just been introduced to hsr and 
after a brief and awkward silence he ven- 
tured: "You are from the West, I under- 

"Yes, from Indiana," she replied. 
" Hoosier girl. " 

He started and flushed deeply. "Why 
er-really," he stammered, "I — I don't 
know — that is, haven't quite decided yet." 

— Boston Transcript. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, ig2j 

President Willard and General Manager 
Scheer Address Relief Department 
Surgeons at Convention 

THE thirty second annual meeting of 
the Baltimore and Ohio Association 
of Railway Surgeons was held at the 
New Willard Hotel, Washington, D. C, on 
June 14, 15 and 16. 

The first session was calle?! to order at 
9.30 a. m., June 14 by President Dr. Victor 
D. Lespinasse, Chicago. An address of 
welcome was made by Dr. J. Russell 
Verbryche, Jr., vice president, Medical 
Society, District of Columbia, on behalf of 
the medical profession of Washington. 
General Manager E. W. Scheer welcomed the 
doctors on behalf of the Railroad Company. 
In opening his address, Mr. Scheer said: 

"It seemed best to me, when I was re- 
quested to address you, to admit in the 
beginning that I am incompetent to discuss 
before you matters relating to the human 
ills — I might discuss with you some of the 
ills of the railroads, but knowing that our 
honored President will address you to- 
morrow, I have no doubt but that he will 
place before you his diagnosis of the rail- 
road situation and his suggestion as to the 
remedy. After you have heard him you 
will, with me, admit that he is a first class 
diagnostician, as well as a practical physician. 

"Knowing that you have been busy 
keeping pace with the progress of your 
profession, it occurred to me that you 
might not have had time to inquire very 
closely into the progress made by the great 
transportation companies, and that some 
reference to the early history and progress 
of the company with which you are asso- 
ciated would be of interest to you. " 

Mr. Scheer then traced the history of the 
Baltimore and Ohio from its earliest days 
Co the present, giving data as to the date of 
charter, laying of first rails, etc. He also 
explained to his audience the earliest opera- 
tions of steam locomotives. 

Mr. Scheer explained the origin of the 
Relief Department, giving facts and figures 
as to its early history, concluding with the 
statement that on April 30, 1881, it had a 
membership of 14,439, while today it num- 
bers 65,467. In 1 88 1 there were 387 surgeons 
and 9 hospitals, while today we have 638 
surgeons and 132 hospitals under contract. 

In conclusion, Mr. Scheer said: "Truly 
the Baltimore and Ohio has progressed 
until it has reached a state of manhood, 
powerful and glorious, under the guidance 
of our chief executive and his efficient corps 
of vice presidents in charge of finance, 
operation and traffic. And this credit is 
also due you and your predecessors, be- 
cause as far back as 1844, when the Relief 
Fund was started. President Louis McLane 
realized that without the guidance and 
help of men of your profession, final suc- 
cess could not be achieved. 

"It was then, as now, your duty to see 
that none but those who were physically and 
mentally fit should be permitted to enter the 
service, to heal the sick and relieve the suffer- 
ing of those who meet with accident. It is a 
matter of history that men of your pro- 
fession do more real work for the good of 
humanity, both individually and collect- 
ively, than all the others combined, and 
many, many times without hope of fee or 
reward, except the feeling of satisfaction 
because of work well done. * * * * 

"I extend to you a most cordial welcome, 
* * * and I trust you will carry with you 
for years to come, many pleasant memories 
of this visit to Washington." 

Responses were made by Dr. Lespinasse 
and Superintendent W. J. Dudley, Relief 
Department. The balance of the morning 
session was occupied with the presentation 
of technical papers by Dr. B. O. Robinson, 
Parkersburg, W. Va.; Dr. E. L. Crum, 
Lodi, Ohio; Dr. Robert J. Jones, Green- 
field, Ohio; Dr. Don Deal, Springfield, III; 
Dr. H. S. Hedges, Brunswick, Md.; Dr. 
W. B. Gambrill, Ellicott City, Md.; Dr. 
W. A. Galloway, Xenia, Ohio; Dr. E. V. 
MillhoPand, Baltimore, Md., and Dr. Page 
Edmunds, Baltimore, Md. One hundred 
and fifty-eight members registered at the 
convention, a large number of whom were 
accompanied by their families. 

In the afternoon 275 members of the 
association and their families were enter- 
tained by a trip to Mount Vernon and in the 
evening by a trip to Great Falls. 

The morning session on June 1 5 was taken 
up with the discussion of medical subjects 
and matters of interest to the railway sur- 
geons. Papers were presented and dis- 
cussed by Drs. Thomas F. Heatley, Toledo, 
Ohio; Arthur A. Rang, Washington, Ind.; 
Edmund C. Brush, Zanesville, Ohio; 
Walter R. Griess, Cincinnati, Ohio; James 
B. Poling, Lima, Ohio; Paul R. Sieber, 
Pittsburgh, Pa., J. E. Offner, Fairmont, 
W. Va.; Robert J. Reed, Wheehng, W. Va.; 

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nirnlton our mutu-...- 

E. J. Gunning, Washington, D. C, and 
Harvey S. McKay, St. Louis, Mo. 

The afternoon session was opened by 
Superintendent W. J. Dudley, who intro- 
duced President Daniel Willard as the 
principal speaker. 

After expressing his appreciation of the 
opportunity to address the association, 
Mr. Willard said that he would not attempt 
to make a speech but that he would talk 
very informally on a subject which he was 
satisfied was of deep interest to the mem- 
bers, namely the railroad situation as it is 
today, and particularly with reference to 
the Baltimore and Ohio. 

"I want to extend to you greetings on 
behalf of the Railroad Company," said Mr. 
Willard. "I am very glad to see you all 
here. I thoroughly approve of such 
meetings. I suppose that after you leave 
here you exchange views on various subjects, 
just as you do in your meetings here, and 
for this reason I want to give you the facts 
of the railroad situation so that you may 
form your opinions accordingly. I also 
want to say that I have always had a high 
opinion of the medical profession. I think 
it is the most important in the country, 
and I do not even except clergymen. Per- 
haps after I am finished you may be able to 
visualize the railroad problem as I see it. 
After I have finished, also, I shall be very 
glad to answer any questions any of you 
may wish to ask, in case my remarks are 
not entirely clear to you." 

Mr. Willard called the attention of his 
audience to the fact that in the United 
States we have roundly 265,000 miles of 
track, and that we cannot, as in the case of 
the Telegraph and Telephone Company or 
the Canadian National Railways, handle 
them as a single unit. The railroads are 
owned by about 1500 companies, and ap- 
proximately 200 of them have gross earn- 
ings of over one million dollars per year. 
These are considered as Class i roads, and 
do about 95 per cent, of the entire business 
of transportation. They own 2,400,000 
freight cars, 58,000 passenger cars and 
68,000 locomotives. He said that the 
problem is to use all these facilities with 
the greatest efficiency in the interest of the 
public. "I believe under the Transporta- 
tion Act," said Mr. Willard," the railroads 
can, and have, and will serve the public 
better and cheaper than if they were all 
owned by one company." 

Mr. Willard explained that the railroads 
did not break down under private ownership 
when the war commenced, as has been re- 
peatedly charged. What happened, he 
said, was that there was a great concentra- 
tion in the east because of the necessity 
of moving steel, coal, etc., to war plants 
and ships on the Atlantic Coast. This 
disarranged the entire distribution system 
because the Eastern roads, particularly 
the Baltimore and Ohio and the Pennsyl- 
vania, were badly congested, while money 
w.TS being lost in the West on account of 
no freight being handled from steel and 

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coal centers. He said that naturally the 
President could not ask the Western roads 
to run at a loss and in order to equalize 
matters the Government took over the 

Mr. Willard said that up to last Decem- 
ber the Transportation Act had failed to 
bring a fair return to the carriers, it had 
failed to furnish a sufficient car supply and 
it had failed to prevent strikes. "The 
situation has changed since then," he said. 
"The probabilities are that we will earn a 
fair return this year. There is no shortage 
of cars today, and railroads are adding new 
equipment to take care of increased busi- 
ness. As to strikes, managers and em- 
ployes are clearing up this situation by 
getting together in conference and coming 
to agreements. So the Act now seems to 
be functioning in its three essentials. 

"I do not believe that the railroads can 
be run more efficiently and with more bene- 
fit to the public under Government owner- 
ship. I think the present'arrangement is 
the better." 

Mr. Willard then referred to the resolu- 
tions passed by the Railway Executives 
at New York in April, explaining what 
they had agreed to do. He was heartily 
applauded when he explained the accomp- 
plishments of the Baltimore and Ohio and 

told his hearers that we are today ahead of 
the program in so far as it concerns car 
mileage, bad order cars and repairs to 
locomotives. The accomplishments of this 
Company in these matters were given in 
detail in the June Magazine. 

"I am sorry," said Mr. Willard," that 
we have apparently overlooked an important 
agency or avenue in connection with the 
spreading of the Baltimore and Ohio spirit, 
namely the surgeons. You are a part of 
our family, you have wide relationships and 
associations. Many of you — if not all — 
are prominent in your home towns and you 
can, with the facts in your possession, ex-